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RHO archives : Topics : Gender and Sexual Health


Advancing Commitments: Sexual and Reproductive Health Presentation Tools
Designed as a resource for advocacy, these color slides address eight topics: rights-based approach, life cycle approach, violence against women, safe motherhood, unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, STIs/HIV/AIDS, and fertility and population growth. The publication, which is available free on CD-ROM, also includes a User's Manual and related fact sheets and briefing papers. The Spanish version has additional slides that present issues and facts specific to Latin America and the Caribbean. Sample presentations can be viewed online.

Gender, Equity, and Health
This series of 17 slides was developed by the Women, Health and Development Program at the Pan American Health Organization as part of a larger advocacy kit. It defines gender and describes its impacts on health status, access to services, health policy and programs, and the health care labor force. The presentation lists a variety of ways to address gender imbalances in health risks, needs, and responsibilities, while recognizing there are many serious challenges to achieving gender equity. A companion fact sheet and issue paper also are available (

The Health Implications of People Smuggling
This 2002 PowerPoint presentation was created by the director of the NSW Refugee Health Service in Australia, Dr. Mitchell Smith. It distinguishes between smuggling and trafficking, comprehensively reviews the pre-migration, transit, and destination factors that affect the health of these migrants, and discusses the health risks posed to the host community.

Innovative Approaches to HIV Prevention in Commercial Sex,%20IDUs,%20and%20MSM/1_multipart_xF8FF_2_sota_presentation%5B1%5D.ppt This PowerPoint presentation was given by Cheryl Overs of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance at a 2002 USAID training course. It encourages programs to move beyond an individual, cognitive approach to HIV prevention in sex workers and describes two alternative strategies: encouraging active participation by sex workers and creating an enabling environment. The presentation also addresses some of the challenges posed by programming for sex workers. NOTE: This file is 2.9 MB. Download will be slow on many Internet connections.

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy: A Guide for Clinicians
This slide lecture was prepared by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a training tool for health care providers. Each of the 44 slides is accompanied by detailed lecture notes to allow for a 30- to 60-minute presentation. The slides review different types of domestic violence and discuss the many techniques providers can use to screen women for violence, especially during routine prenatal visits. The slide set is designed to be used along with other interventions to prompt changes in providers' practices. A bibliography and resource lists also are included.

Shortage of Girls in China: Causes, Consequences, International Comparisons, and Solutions
This PowerPoint presentation was given at a 2003 policy seminar at the Population Reference Bureau. The author, Judith Banister, analyzes historical data on China’s abnormal sex ratios, analyzes how sex-selective abortion and excess female infant mortality lead to a dearth of girls, and compares the situation with other developing countries.

Toward a Model of Integrated Care for Gender-Based Violence in Central America
This PowerPoint presentation describes lessons learned during the development and application of PAHOs integrated, regional model for gender-based violence. It was presented by M. Velzeboer-Salzedo at a December 2002 conference.

Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in the Americas
This PowerPoint presentation is part of an advocacy kit developed by the Pan American Health Organization’s Women, Health, and Development program and the Inter-American Commision of Women. It presents a conceptual framework explaining how trafficking takes place, details the health effects of trafficking, and describes the strategies used to combat trafficking. A companion fact sheet and an issue paper are also available (

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