International Centre for Reproductive Health Belgium
ICRH Belgium is a multidisciplinary centre operating within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University. Besides research activities, ICRH Belgium implements projects in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia with a focus on developing training programmes and takes actions to defend sexual and reproductive rights.
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Seminar: ‘Beyond the tip of the iceberg’ Sexual violence in Belgium 17th of June 2021
UN-MENAMAIS: Understanding Mechanisms, Nature, Magnitude and Impact of Sexual Violence in Belgium
Marleen Temmerman's fight for women's rights - Ghent University Magazine interview
Ghent University Magazine interviewed Marleen Temmerman - founding mother and chair of ICRH Global - and wrote an eye-opening piece about her fight for women’s rights, her work in Kenya and the challenges she faces during the corona crisis.
Latest ICRH projects
A Community-based HPV screening Implementation in Low-Income countries - CHILI
Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women worldwide, with up to 85% of the burden in resource restricted countries. Early detection of precancer has shown to be successful in reducing cancer incidence and mortality, however, a global implementation of this approach is hampered by culture and resource differences between countries.
ELEVATE: EarLy dEtection of cerVical cAncer in hard-to-reach populations of women through portable and point-of-care HPV TEsting
The ELEVATE consortium wants to empower women to screen for their cervical cancer risk in any setting while guaranteeing rapid and easy-to-understand results
Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health through a Participatory Parent-Child Communication Intervention in Uganda
Uganda has a very young population and its sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes - including teen-age pregnancies and HIV prevalence - remain among the poorest worldwide.
Developing a model for adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
For Enabel, the Belgian Development Cooperation Agency, ICRH is contributing to the development of a model for improving sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in Senegal.
Leaving no one behind (LNOB): Access to contraceptive methods for vulnerable women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This study is led by the East European Institute for Reproductive Health. ICRH is contributing to the study by making a comparative analyses of the LNOB and the I-SHARE data. Despite considerable progress, the needs of vulnerable communities have been traditionally underrepresented in national policies and programmes targeting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
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- HIV & AIDS
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Health system research
- Adolescent and youth health
- Cervical cancer and HPV
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Interpersonal violence
- Mother and child health
- Reproductive rights
- Family planning and contraception
- Migrant health
- Child, early and forced marriage
- Epidemiological modeling
- Sexual health and wellbeing
- Policy analysis
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Clinical care
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Screening and detection
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Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen2021 Mental health and domestic violence in LGB+ persons during lockdown measures in Belgium
Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert