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UNHCR: Critical issues on sexual and reproductive health (training materials)

An overview of the sexual health needs of young people, legal standards, health promotion, training materials and resources. A good resource but slow to download. Go to internal engine and enter title 'Critical issues on sexual and reproductive health'.

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The Application of Human Rights to Reproductive and Sexual Health: A Compilation of the Work of International Human Rights Treaty Bodies

This manual is designed to assist in the preparation of reports on compliance with, and violations of, rights to reproductive and sexual health. Compiled by Julie Stanchieri, B.A., LL.B. , Isfahan Merali, B.A., LL.B. and Rebecca J. Cook, J.D., J.S.D

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The Centre for Sexual Health

This site includes details of projects, publications, discussion sections and useful links. University of Southampton.

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United Nations Family Population Fund

UNFPA works to ensure universal access to reproductive health (including family planning and sexual health); to support population and development strategies that enable capacity-building in population programming; to promote awareness of population and development issues and to advocate for the mobilization of the resources and political will necessary to accomplish its areas of work.
Many publications available in French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

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WHO: Reproductive Health during Conflict and Displacement

This is a book (21 chapters) and is accessible through the web. It covers issues such as the different phases of conflict and displacement, reproductive health needs during conflict and displacement, core package of reproductive health interventions, the assessment of reproductive health care needs etc. A detailed and interesting resource.

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The reproductive health needs of refugees: emerging consensus attracts predictable controversy

A detailed article by Susan A. Cohen (1998) exploring some of the more controversial aspects of proving reproductive health services to refugees and asylum seekers.

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UNFPA: Reproductive health in refugee situations: an inter-agency manual

Although the manual has been designed for emergency situations, the site contains valuable material for the UK setting. It includes information on needs assessment, safe mother hood, family planning, HIV etc.

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The Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium: Introduction to reproductive health issues in refugee settings.

The manual is for reproductive care in emergency refugee setting but there is some valuable material here for workers in the UK. The purpose of this one-day training program for camp managers and relief generalists is threefold. First, it will raise awareness and build support for reproductive health programming in refugee settings. Second, it proposes a standardized program of basic reproductive health care and related development interventions for emergency settings. Finally, it provides an opportunity for participants to consider how they might address refugee reproductive health in their own setting.

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International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF): country profiles

This site offers details of family planning provision, sexual and reproductive health within countries plus religious and language profiles.

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Dept of Health: sexual health general information

Guidance about the department's sexual health policy, plus pages on contraception and abortion.

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Dept of Health: Effective Sexual Health Promotion

10 practical tips for sexual health promotion with black and minority ethnic communties.
(pdf- slow to download)

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Dept of Health: Effective Sexual Health Promotion June 2003.

some practical tips for working with African communities

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The Manual for Sexual Health Advisers

Includes the Dept of Health's 'toolkit for Primary Care Trusts and others working in the field of promoting good sexual health and HIV prevention'
This Toolkit aims to provide a range of practical, usable tools for those working in the field of sexual health promotion and HIV prevention, which can be adapted to particular work settings, client groups and service users and workers' own levels of confidence, experience and skills. Slow to download.

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NHS Direct: Reproduction

Includes issues such as: Family planning, Infertility, Artificial insemination, Pregnancy /Maternity care, Ante-natal tests, Obstetrics /Childbirth /Birth, Gynaecology /Female Reproduction, Menstruation /Periods, PMS (Pre-menstrual syndrome), Hormone replacement therapy, Breast problems, Male Reproduction, Sexual Health.

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Showt-ed: A Sexual Health Website for Young People.

This site from Sunderland Teaching PCT was launched 14th July 2005. It provides clear information on STI's, G.U.M's, Contraception and Drugs. it can also supply young people (14-25) wuth free condoms - see site for details

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