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Young People’s Reproductive Sexual Health & Rights

Report of Technical Consultation: Adolescent Health and Implementation Science: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects (2016) Center of Adolescent Health and Development (CoAHD) under the aegis of MAMTA – Health Institute for Mother and Child conducted a two day Technical Consultation, 12th-13th April, 2016, at New Delhi, in order to identify key implementation questions and strengthen implementation research on the key thematic areas of National Adolescent Health Programme, Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK). This consultation was held in partnership with the Adolescent Health Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India and the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH). The overall aim of the consultation was to catalyze greater attention to implementation science and research for developing effective adolescent health and development strategies in low-resource settings, by providing opportunities to learn from global cutting-edge researchers and public health experts. View the Report
English  2016

Adolescents Most-at-risk to HIV: Still an unaddressed group - What we know and what needs to be done? (2016) Adolescents neglected in HIV response – Adolescents aged 10–19 years constitute nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, and they are among those most affected by HIV. While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is far behind. Adolescents are one of the critical population groups that are under-represented and most neglected. Authors: Tina Khanna, Leena Uppal, Swati Kapur, Dr. Sunil Mehra View the Information package
English  2016

A Research Article on Feasibility of supervised self-testing using an oral fluid-based HIV rapid testing method: a cross-sectional, mixed method study among pregnant women in rural India (2016) Authors: Archana Sarkar, Gitau Mburu, Poonam Varma Shivkumar, Pankhuri Sharma, Fiona Campbell, Jagannath Behera, Ritu Dargan, Surendra Kumar Mishra and Sunil Mehra View the Article

English  2016

Encouraging young married women (15-24 years) to improve intra-spousal communication and contraceptive usage through community based intervention package in rural India (2016) Authors: Jagannath Behera, Archana Sarkar, Sunil Mehra, Pankhuri Sharma and Surendra Kumar Mishra (Accepted in Journal of Contraceptive Studies). View the Journal
English  2016

Community based reproductive health interventions for young married couples in resource-constrained settings: a systematic review (2015) Authors: Sarkar A, Chandra-Mouli V, Jain K, Behera J, Mishra SK, Mehra S. Community based reproductive health interventions for young married couples in resource-constrained settings: a systematic review. BMC Public Health2015;15:1037. View the Journal http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-2352-7
English  2015

Youth Friends’ Clinic at Tigri slum, Delhi: A Perspective on Service Utilization of Youths with Special Reference to Sexual and Reproductive Health (2015) Authors: Sarkar A, Mehra S, Behera J, Chaubey SK, Mishra SK. Youth Friends’ Clinic at Tigri slum, Delhi: A Perspective on Service Utilization of Youths with Special Reference to Sexual and Reproductive Health. Indian Journal of Youth & Adolescent Health. 2015;1(3&4):44-50. http://medical.adrpublications.com/index.php/IJoYAH/article/view/88/155. View the Journal
English  2015

Strengthening Collective Response of the Government to End Child Marriage Through a District Level Convergence Approach in Jamui, Bihar and Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India (2016) Evaluation Report on Strengthening Collective Response of the Government to End Child Marriage Through a District Level Convergence Approach in Jamui, Bihar and Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India. Evaluated by The World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research In conjunction with MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child with Support from the Ford Foundation. View the Report
English  2016

Strengthening Collective Response of the Govt to end Child Marriage through District Level Convergence Approach in Jamui,Bihar and Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India (2016) Brief on WHO evaluation of MAMTA’s project on System Convergence to address Child Marriage – Strengthening Collective Response of the Govt to end Child Marriage through District Level Convergence Approach in Jamui, Bihar and Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India. View the Study
English  2016

Deserving more: analysis of early marriage/ early pregnancy in Rajasthan (2005) This report is a situation analysis of early marriage and early pregnancy covering two districts i.e., Sawaimadhopur and Jhunjhunju of Rajasthan state. This study gives a picture of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of rural young people and other key stakeholders including parents, panchayat members and service providers. It reflects on key factors contributing to early marriage & early pregnancy, related diverse cultures and practices. This study may form a base for effective intervention models to be used in strategically curbing the prevalent practices of early marriage. The data of this report and the findings would help to understand the problem in Rajasthan and it could also be used as a tool for strengthening such kind of projects and measuring its outcomes not only on state but also at national level
English  2005

Sexual Violence and Young People: The Human Rights Approach Working paper series-5 (2003) This working paper, 5th in the series of working papers developed under the Information Centre explores the issue of sexual violence and young people. It deals with various issues concerning young people, particularly their reproductive and sexual health and rights. It looks into the issue of violence and focuses on sexual violence. The paper also presents the actual incidence of sexuality related violence and its implications for the young people, and the rights framework is elaborated upon and its value for understanding and dealing with the issues of violence indeveloping countries has been brought out.
English, Hindi  2003

Media and Young People-Working paper series 4 This working paper examines the role of media in addressing the reproductive and sexual health concerns and rights of the young people in India. The scope of the review is limited to mass media- both print and electronic. The objectives of the paper are, to access the relevance of media in the life of the young people in the country; to estimate the current trends in the media and its contents with reference to sexuality and young people; to determinethe media reach, access and habit of the young people and to discuss the risks and explore the potential of the mass media to reach out to more young people with information on sexual and reproductive health in the current Indian legal, social, political and economic environment
English

Young Peoples’s Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights: An Analysis of Urban and Rural Setting Any understanding of reproductive and sexual rights can be acquired better in the context of Human Rights in general The major objective of this document is to identify the needs of young people and also to acquire secondary data for focusing intervention strategies, which would serve as baseline to evaluate the impact of intervention in the future. The reports deals with findings from needs assessment carried out in the areas of Bangalore, Karnataka, Bawal and Haryana. This study was also to provide an opportunity to build rapport with the community in general and youth in particular.

ADOLESCENT GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: Working paper series 1 This working paper is first in the series of working papers being developed on young people’s issues. This paper brings together three important adolescent issues – their physical growth, psychosocial development and normal versus abnormal development, which are of primary concern to the adolescent themselves as well as their parents and health care providers. The paper also tries to identify some of the information gaps existing in this field that could give the readers a future direction for further research.
English

Reproductive Tract Infections & Sexually Transmitted Infections: Working paper series-2 The paper addresses reproductive tract infection and sexually transmitted infections. With an introduction that emphasizes the importance of a good understanding of these issues and the particular vulnerability of young people especially in the country and regional contexts. It includes causes, modes of transmission, consequences, management and treatment of RTI/STI. Available prevalence rates are also discussed. The paper strongly brings out the socio-cultural context and the role of economic factors. On the basis of the discussion on the above areas, it seeks to address policy and programme implications. While briefly examining the existing policies and programmes, it concludes by making specific programme recommendations.

Sexual Behaviour Among Adolescents and Young People in India, Some Emerging Trends-Working Paper Series 3 In India, the adolescent population is about 200 million consisting about one fifth of the country’s total population. There are varied concerns that relate to adolescents that impact on their health and development. Sexual activity among adolescents and young people and the associated risks of pregnancy is growing in magnitude in many parts of the world. In recent years, especially in the second half of 1990s there has been an increasing concern and rapid increase in the intervention research on youth sexuality and sexual behaviour. Yet, with special reference to Indian context, comparatively less is know about the sexual behaviour of the general population and that of the young people in particular. In the absence of data there is limited understanding on young people’s sexual behaviour and its positive and negative outcomes. This paper is third in the series of working papers developed under theInformation Centre on young people’s issues.


Non Communicable Diseases

Pragmatic barriers for delay in access to HCV testing services: Perspective of People With Injecting Drugs and living with HIV (2017) Hepatitis C (HCV) is emerging as a major public health problem and its co-infection with HIV is on the rise especially in People With Injecting Drugs (PWID). Barriers for delay in accessing services for HCV care may lead to disease progression and impact the society in the form of loss of productive workforce. A qualitative research was undertaken to explore the barriers for delay in testing for HCV amongst PWIDs Authors: Varada Madge, Rishi Garg.
English  2017

Integrating adolescent-friendly health services into the public health system: an experience from rural India (2016) The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is very common among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID). This study sought to identify HCV risk factors among male PWID who utilized a free needle and syringe exchange program and to examine the predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with utilization of HCV testing services by those PWID reporting that they had been tested. Authors: Ruchi Sogarwal*, Varada Madge, Pratyush Bishi, Apam Woleng and Rishi Garg. http://mamta-himc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Predisposing-Enabling-and-need-facotrs-associated-with-utilisation-of-HCV-services.pdf
English  2016

Predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with utilization of HCV testing services among PWID in two settings in India (2013) Although India’s health policy is directed toward improving adolescent reproductive health, adolescent-friendly health services are scarce. The intervention for “integrating adolescent-friendly health services into the public health system” is an effort to improve the health status of adolescents in rural areas of the Varanasi (Arajiline) and Bangalore (Hosakote) districts in India. The purpose of this article is to describe the features of the intervention and investigate the impact on improving awareness and utilization of services by adolescent, as well as quality of ARSH services in the intervention districts. Authors: Mehra S, Sogarwal R, Chandra M, Integrating adolescent-friendly health services into the public health system: an experience from rural India. WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health 2013; 2(3-4):165-173. http://www.searo.who.int/publications/journals/seajph/seajphv2n(3-4)p165.pdf
English  2013

Increasing Access to NCD Care in India (2014) A report on comprehensive community needs assessment in Shimla and Udaipur on increasing awareness to NCD care in India.
English  2014