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Sexual and Reproductive Health in a Digital Age

Fact Sheet

Digital media are increasingly influencing the lives of young people. Around the world, adolescents are using digital media as a platform to learn, experience, and communicate. Across Asia, and increasingly in the Pacific, young people use smartphones, tablets and computers to engage in diverse online activities, such as social networking, instant messaging/texting, and browsing websites/search engines. This connectivity creates both positive opportunities but also challenges on many fronts.

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UNFPA India COVID-19 Response Situation Report | January to August 2021

Situation Report

Our latest Situation Report covering the period from January to August 2021 encapsulates our COVID-19 response efforts across our intervention areas and beyond. UNFPA delivered 1,200 oxygen concentrators, 400,000 surgical masks, 60,000 N95 masks and 39,000 coverall PPEs to relevant authorities in the states where we operate. We reached more than 4 million people through social media and digital platforms promoting COVID-19 vaccination and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Full details on the report.

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19 | Stories of change from One Stop Centres (OSC)

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, One Stop Centres or OSCs played a critical role in addressing the rise in gender-based violence (GBV) as a result of restricted mobility and access to essential services. 

This document captures the experiences and challenges of staff working in OSCs as they respond to the needs of the survivors of GBV and the support they received from UNFPA.

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Jaisalmer - Advancing health and choices

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Jaisalmer, also known as the golden city of India, distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert). It is the largest district in the state of Rajasthan with a population of about 0.6 million (Census 2011).

The golden glow of the district diminishes when we realise that it has a high incidence of home deliveries and a low percentage of antenatal and postnatal care (NFHS 2015-2016). Child marriages are rampant and the sex ratio is highly skewed (Census 2011). Jaisalmer suffers from acute shortage of human resource in the health sector particularly specialists at the secondary and tertiary healthcare level because of its remote location far from the capital city of Jaipur.

In the year 2013 UNFPA decided to take up the cudgels for women’s health in this region in partnership with the District Administration and State Health Department. This was a turning point for Jaisalmer.

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The State of the World's Midwifery 2021

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The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2021 builds on previous reports in the SoWMy series and represents an unprecedented effort to document the whole world’s Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health (SRMNAH) workforce, with a particular focus on midwives. It calls for urgent investment in midwives to enable them to fulfil their potential to contribute towards UHC and the SDG agenda.

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UNFPA State of World Population Report 2021: My Body is My Own

State of World Population Report

For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy - the power and agency to make choices about your body without fear of violence or having someone else decide for you. A serious lack of bodily autonomy has had far-reaching implications much beyond the profound harm to individual women and girls that include potentially depressing economic productivity, undercutting skills, and extra costs to health care and judicial systems.

Nearly half the women from 57 developing countries do not have the right to decide regarding their bodies including using contraception, seeking health care, or even on their sexuality.

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The Population Myth

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Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Dr S.Y. Quraishi’s book The Population Myth seeks to cover the facts, figures and myths about the prevalence of family planning practices among Muslims in India.

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COUNSELLING FOR ADOLESCENTS: A Learning Manual

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In the manual, you will find 6 protocols developed to help counselors in their therapeutic work with clients, specifically the adolescent population. They provide a brief yet in-depth overview of what can be done to help a client in distress that approaches a counselor in the Ujala clinic

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Sex Ratio at Birth in India: Recent Trends and Patterns

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The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India has become more masculine in the recent decades. The imbalance in sex ratios stems from strong son preference combined with declining fertility, and the availability of and access to sonographic scanning during pregnancy. The practice of gender biased sex selection continues even though India has enacted laws banning the use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for sex detection.

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COLOURS OF LIGHT: A Compilation of Transformative Life Experiences of Adolescents from Rajasthan

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This casebook has been developed by iCALL, in partnership with UNFPA and the State of Rajasthan to highlight the experiences of adolescents seeking counselling services from the Ujala Clinic.

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