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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PhD defense Anne Nobels
On Wednesday, September 14th 2022, at 5 PM, Dr. Anne Nobels will defend her PhD in Ghent, Belgium
PhD defense Lotte De Schrijver
The doctoral defense of LOTTE DE SCHRIJVER was scheduled on Tuesday 28/06 at 5 PM at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on the UZ campus in Ghent.
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's fertility intentions
Min Zhao, an exchange PhD student at ICRH Belgium, presented her research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's fertility intentions with an e-poster at the Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (25-28 May).
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.
IMPOCHA: Improving soil, potato crops, human health, and forage quality in a climate change context
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.
Evaluation of the existing assistance landscape for perpetrators and potential perpetrators of sexual violence
Sexual violence is an important social problem that affects public health and well-being. Recent research in the Belgian population showed that all genders and all age groups are vulnerable to sexual violence.
- 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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Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters2022 Perceived availability of home- and community-based services and self-reported depression among Chinese older adults : a cross-sectional study
Yushan Yu, Wei-Hong Zhang