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    The World Health Organization's safe abortion guidance document.

    Van Look PF; Cottingham J

    American Journal of Public Health. 2013 Apr; 103(4):593-6.

    We discuss the history of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) development of guidelines for governments on providing safe abortion services, which WHO published as Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems in 2003 and updated in 2012. We show how the recognition of the devastating impact of unsafe abortion on women's health and survival, the impetus of the International Conference on Population and Development and its five-year follow-up, and WHO's progressive leadership at the end of the century enabled the organization to elaborate guidance on providing safe abortion services. Guideline formulation involved extensive review of published evidence, an international technical expert meeting to review the draft document, and a protracted in-house review by senior WHO management.
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    Contemporary issues in women's health.

    Adanu RM; Hammoud MM

    International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2008 Sep; 102(3):223-225.

    The editors of Contemporary Issues in Women's Health solicited reporters and correspondents from throughout the world to make contributions to this feature. Items submitted were stories on breastfeeding, FGM, Saudi women and ban on female drivers, and useful sources for women's health information.
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    The impact of conflict on women and girls in West and Central Africa and the UNICEF response.

    Whittington S

    New York, New York, UNICEF, 2005 Feb. [42] p.

    This is the first study undertaken by the UNICEF West and Central Africa office on the situation of war-affected women and girls. The study highlights a number of innovative programmes UNICEF and its partners are implementing to address the impact of the numerous conflicts that have racked the region for more than a decade. The conclusion contains recommendations on how UNICEF can take a more proactive role as the leading institution for the rights of girls, particularly adolescent girls. These young women are the most adversely affected, but they are also able to play a key role as change agents in war-torn communities. (excerpt)
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