Publications

On December 7th, Howard Sobel (WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific | Manila, Philippines, Regional coordinator: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health) successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: "Determinants of infant feeding practices and immunization status: a case study of the Philippines" at Ghent university.
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Marleen Temmerman

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In Europe, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are more vulnerable to sexual victimisation than European citizens. They face more challenges when seeking care. This literature review examines how legal and policy frameworks at national, European and international levels condition the prevention of and response to sexual violence affecting these vulnerable migrant communities living in the European Union (EU).

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This paper studies determinants of participation in a peer-led school-based HIV prevention intervention in Rwanda.

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Background: Previous studies demonstrate that people’s satisfaction with healthcare influences their further use of that healthcare system. Satisfied patients are more likely to take part in the decision making process and to complete treatment. One of the important determinants of satisfaction is the fulfillment of expectations. This study aims to analyse both expectations and satisfaction with antenatal care among pregnant women, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.

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Introduction: The right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is an essential part of the right to health and is dependent upon substantive equality, including freedom from multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination that result in exclusion in both law and practice.

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This policy brief developed by the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education provides an overview of key issues in sexuality education. It focuses primarily on sexuality education in Europe and Central Asia but is also relevant to countries outside of these regions.

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Objective: To assess the impact of an intervention consisting of a computer-assisted clinical decision support system and performance-based incentives, aiming at improving quality of antenatal and childbirth care.

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The objective of this paper is to explore whether IPV 12 months before and/or during pregnancy is associated with poor psychosocial health.

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On November 10th, Caroline De Schacht successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled: ’Factors influencing mother-to-child transmission of HIV during pregnancy and breastfeeding in Mozambique'. promoters: Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman and Prof. Dr. Laura Guay

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Background: Galloping economic growth and reform in China in the past 30 years has led to dramatic social changes.
Attitudes towards sex and sexual behaviour have changed, and premarital sex has become more acceptable. The methods of contraception have changed, and the use of highly effective or long-acting contraceptive methods tends to be decreasing, especially in urban areas. Abortion is commonly used to end unintended pregnancy. The aim of this
study was to survey the current situation of induced abortions in selected hospitals in 30 provinces in China.

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