sexual and reproductive health

Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of HIV

By Pam Belluck for the New York Times, 3 October 2011.

The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with H.I.V., according to a large study published Monday. And when it is used by H.I.V.-positive women, their male partners are twice as likely to become infected than if the women had used no contraception.

2007 Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health of Sex Workers in Thailand

The Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University together with the Service Workers in Group (SWING) conducted a survey on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Sex Workers in four major cities in Thailand in 2007. The survey was structured to provide up-to-date information about sex workers regarding their socio-economic background, their access to health care, health care seeking behaviour, and their sexual and reproductive health well-being.
 
The study found few sex workers under the age of 18.
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