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This report presents an assessment on National Y-PEER Network in Kosovo; its programs, methodology and up-to-date achievement
 

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This report describes perceptions and opinions, of both women and men, on abortion and contraceptive use in Kosovo’s changing society. These perceptions and opinions are related to societal trends such as Kosovo’s poor economic conditions but also modernization, ...
 

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Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes Reproductive health therefore implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. Implicit in this last condition are the rights of men and women to be informed and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice, as well as other methods of their choice for regulation of fertility which are not against the law, and the right of access to appropriate health care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.

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This report attempt to present and evaluate the perinatal situation in Kosovo from year 2000 to 2004. One of the major challenges for Kosovo medical society and International organizations is improvement of the health population status in particular mother and child health situation.
 

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Social researchers generally agree that the most effective research designs are those that utilize various methodological approaches to complement one another – primarily qualitative and quantitative methods. In cases where the problem under investigation is relatively unexplored in the cultural, sociological and even psychological dimensions, it is best to take the first research steps with a qualitative approach – primarily focus group discussions and indepth interviews. Through such groups and interviews we gain insight into the complete background of opinions and attitudes, reasons, motivations of the target groups relating to the issue being researched. In addition, the focus group discussions and in-depth interviews are an effective way to test some of our initial hypothesis and assumptions. It is important to mention that it is the best manner in which to prepare the questionnaire for a quantitative study by testing, exploring, and defining certain questions in the qualitative research

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Demographic data to help in the reconstruction and development of Kosovo. In response to this need, UNFPA in partnership with the International Organisation for Migrations (IOM) and the Statistical Office of Kosovo (SOK), with funding from the Canadian Government, conducted the first Kosovo-wide household-based Demographic, Socioeconomic and Reproductive Health Survey from November 1999 to February 2000.
 

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The survey conducted following the 1999 conflict reveals a Kosovo that is singular demographically, with characteristics similar to earlier European populations. Changes are underway, however, judging from rapidly falling fertility owing to a decline in nuptiality, higher age at marriage, and unacknowledged recourse to abortion, given the exceptionally low prevalence of contraception.
 

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