Friday, December 10 / 4:00 - 5:30 UTC

Session 178
Empowerment and Equity in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Services

Chair: Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Aksha Center for Equity and Wellbeing

1. Young women’s access to safe abortion and contraception in Nepal – the effect of socio-economic background, caste/ ethnicity and abortion facility accessYagya Karki, Population, Health and Development (PHD) Group.

2. Maternal Sexual Empowerment and Sexual and Reproductive Outcomes among Female Adolescents: Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Study in EcuadorLuis Quijano-Ruiz, Ecuadorian Development Research Lab; Marco Antonio Haro, Pennsylvania State University.

3. Association of women’s empowerment with maternal health practices: Evidence from a cross-sectional study with women self-help group members in rural IndiaLaili Irani; Supriya Verma, Population Council; Avishek Hazra, Population Council.

4. Effect of behavior change communication through women’s groups on maternal health care practices in rural India: A hierarchical modeling approachRaj Kumar Verma, Population Council, India.

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