This information was from globalhealth.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report search the archives and sign up for email delivery at global health. – According to IRIN, some HIV advocates have noted that PEPFAR has allocated only limited resources for programs for high risk groups such as sex workers and injecting drug users. Last year, PEPFAR has been authorized for another five years, and it is not clear whether funding for needle – exchange initiatives provides. At the time, then U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul said implementation of such programs would be President Obama’s administration and the U.S. Congress.
Between March 2003 and June 2004, the team recruited 99 infertile women and 180 women, pregnant for the first time of two hospitals in Khartoum, all participants had undergone FGM in childhood. Women were to be included in the infertile their infertility their infertility is not caused by hormonal factors, previous abdominal surgery, or the result of of her partner causes infertility. The researchers examined the genitalia of each woman to record the extent of FGM. They also tested the women for sexually transmitted infections infertility infertility. They found that infertile women have been subjected to a significantly higher risk of the most extensive form of FGM, had the labia majora , than in controls. (more…)