Reproductive Health

Publication Title: 
Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Four case studies of successfully negotiated affiliations between Catholic and non-Catholic organizations reveal the strategies employed to address a range of reproductive health services.

Author(s): 
Weisman, C. S.
Khoury, A. J.
Cassirer, C.
Sharpe, V. A.
Morlock, L. L.
Publication Title: 
Conscience (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): 
Catholics for a Free Choice
Publication Title: 
ReproWatch
Publication Title: 
Integration (Tokyo, Japan)
Author(s): 
Medalla, F. M.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Sexual health is an integral part of the multifaceted human experience that is driven both by biological factors and psychological facets. Religion may provide a moral code of conduct or a sexual compass as to sexual norms and behaviors. AIM: The aim of this study was to summarize the integration of sexuality and religion. METHOD: A review of published literature and religious texts was conducted. RESULTS: The integration of religion with country or state politics and laws is a complicated dilemma and will not be discussed in the scope of this article.

Author(s): 
Kellogg Spadt, Susan
Rosenbaum, Talli Y.
Dweck, Alyssa
Millheiser, Leah
Pillai-Friedman, Sabitha
Krychman, Michael
Publication Title: 
Contraception

OBJECTIVE: To understand if women anticipate a difference in reproductive healthcare when attending a Catholic institution. STUDY DESIGN: A convenience sample of reproductive-aged women in the Denver metro area completed an online survey. Women were randomized to hypothetical women's health clinics at either a secular or Catholic hospital and asked about expectations for family planning care. Questions covered contraception and management of abnormal or unintended pregnancy. We subsequently assessed provider/site preferences for care. RESULTS: We analyzed 236 surveys.

Author(s): 
Guiahi, Maryam
Sheeder, Jeanelle
Teal, Stephanie
Publication Title: 
Culture, Health & Sexuality

In Timor-Leste, high fertility, high maternal mortality and low levels of contraceptive prevalence demonstrate the importance of exploring perceptions, policies and practices around reproductive health and rights. This paper explores the influence of the Catholic Church on reproductive decision-making at different levels of policy and practice.

Author(s): 
Richards, Esther
Publication Title: 
Reproductive Health Matters

In Argentina, campaigns for the recognition of sexual and reproductive rights have sparked opposition through litigation in which the dynamics of legal action have come from self-proclaimed "pro-life" NGOs, particularly since 1998, when the conservative NGO Portal de BelÈn successfully achieved the banning of emergency contraception through the courts.

Author(s): 
PeÒas Defago, MarÌa AngÈlica
Mor·n Fa˙ndes, JosÈ Manuel
Publication Title: 
Reproductive Health Matters

The Holy See has engaged extensively in United Nations negotiations on issues concerning sexual and reproductive health rights as they have emerged and evolved in a dynamic global agenda over the past two decades. A meta-narrative review of the mission's official statements was conducted to examine the positions, discourses and tensions across the broad range of agendas. The Holy See represents a fundamentally conservative and stable position on a range of sexual and reproductive health rights concerns.

Author(s): 
Coates, Amy L.
Hill, Peter S.
Rushton, Simon
Balen, Julie
Publication Title: 
Culture, Health & Sexuality

Chile is one of only four countries in the world where there is no explicit legal exception to prohibitions on abortion, and where the criminalisation of abortion endangers women's health and may be misaligned with public opinion. In this study we explored attitudes towards the legalisation of abortion and differences in levels of support across time. Among Chilean women in 2009 and 2013, we examined: (1) an additive index indicating support for legalisation of abortion in several situations and (2) support for each situation separately.

Author(s): 
Palermo, Tia
Infante Erazo, Mariela
Hurtado Pinochet, Victoria

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