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Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA)
Kusunti, Lalitpur, P.O. Box: 9626, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 977-1-5546487, 5521717, Fax: 977-1-5522724
E-mail: crehpa@crehpa.org.np

Introduction


Crown Princess visiting CREHPA stall on Population Day

Established in July 1994, CREHPA is a private, not-for-profit research organization registered under Society’s Act 2034. Also registered with the Social Welfare Council, Nepal.

CREHPA offers services in three collateral areas: Consultancy Research, Policy Research and Training and Action Research.

Objective

To undertake policy relevant research and use the research results for influencing program and policy decisions through dissemination, advocacy and empowerment

Vision

CREHPA envisions a better quality of life of all Nepalese citizens with a sustainable balance between population and environment

Mission Statement

CREHPA’s mission is to contribute towards improving the environment, well-being and health of the current and future Nepalese citizens through education, training, research, alliances, partnership and policy advocacy initiatives.

Area of Research Expertise

  • Population, Family Planning and Emergency Contraception
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Male Involvement in Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Reproductive health of Adolescent and Youths
  • Unsafe Abortion
  • Population at Risk (Injecting Drug Users, Female Sex Workers, Clients of Sex Workers & MSM)
  • Gender-based Violence and Women Empowerment
  • Sexual Coercion & Trafficking (Children, Women and Girls)

1. Policy Research

Policy Research are undertaken by CREHPA on major issues of public health concern particularly those affecting sexual and reproductive health and rights of Nepalese citizens. Research proposals for policy relevant research are conceptualized and submitted to concerned funding agencies. CREHPA also utilizes its own funds (through avings from research projects) for undertaking policy research. Results of policy research are disseminated widely and utilized for advocacy to influence law and policy decisions in the country. Situational assessment studies, exploratory studies, operations research, opinion polls, etc. are undertaken from time to time by CREHPA to address policy relevant issues and measure the changes and impacts. The organization has its Internal Review Board (IRB) approved by NHRC.

Themes for Policy Research:
- Fertility Behavior
- Reproductive Health including Adolescent
- Reproductive Health
- Sexuality and Sexual Behavior
- Abortion
- Trafficking

2. Consultancy

Consultancy assignments are undertaken as per the demand or felt needs of the clients. Generally, the themes of preferences include family planning, sexual and reproductive health, public health, environment, and community development.

Types of research requested by Clients :
- Baseline Surveys
- Situation Assessment/Feasibility Studies
- Impact Evaluation
- Market Research
- Adolescent Health and Development in Nepal -Status, Issues, Programmes    and Challenges - A Country Profile 2004

CREHPA has expertise in the application of ethnographic research tools in SRH related behavioral research.

3. Training & Action Research


Trainings under sumarga program

Training and Action Research Unit offers training and action programs focusing on awareness, capacity building, advocacy and empowerment especially of the marginalized or disadvantaged communities including women and adolescent girls. Master Training, Training of Trainers (TOT), public education and advocacy activities at community level are some of the main training and action research programs offered by CREHPA in the field of sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, community development, gender analysis & gender sensitization, Family Life Education (FLE), etc.

Action programs are undertaken to experiment the efficacy of selected SRH related models in a community setting.

Types of Training :

• Focused Ethnographic Study (FES) and use of FES software packages such as ANTHROPAC, ATLAS-TI, KRAKPLOT, etc.
• PRA, RRA, Narrative methods
• Size Estimation
• Social Mapping and Eco Mapping

Action Programs

CREHPA has undertaken the following action programs in collaboration with its partner NGOs. These action programs focused on abortion related issues and contributed to creating enabling environment for women and couples to undertake informed fertility decisions and access safe, legal and affordable abortion care.

  • 1999-2002  Public Education and Advocacy Program (30 districts): The Ford Foundation
  • 2002-2006  SUMARGA Programme (13 districts): The Ford Foundation
  • 2005-2008  Network for Addressing Women's Reproductive Rights in Nepal (NAWRN) (16 districts) :PPFA-I
  • 2007-2009  SUMARGA II : Advocacy and Behavior Change Intervention (ABCI) Project : Enabling Rural and Marginalized Woman to access Safe Abortion Care in Nepal: IPPF/SAAF
  • 2007-2010  SUMARGA III : Advocacy and Behavior Change Intervention (ABCI) Project : Enabling Rural and Marginalized Woman to access Safe Abortion Care in Nepal: IPPF/SAAF
  • 2010-2011 ; SUMARGA IV : Advocacy and Behavior Change Intervention (ABCI) Project : Enabling Rural and Marginalized Woman to access Safe Abortion Care in Nepal: IPPF/SAAF
  • 2011-2013  Enable project: Advocacy and Empowerment to Enable Marginalized and Vulnerable Women to Access Safe Abortion and Post- Abortion Family Planning Services in Nepal (Through 8 district based NGOs in 8 districts): IPPF/SAAF
  • Breaking the Barriers: Marginalized Women and Girls access safe abortion information and services in Nepal (Through 5 district based NGOs in 5 districts): IPPF/SAAF (2014-2016)

International networks, assignments & collaborative research

  • Center for Operations Research and Training (CORT), Baroda, India for cross border studies;
  • CREA, New Delhi on GBV against sexual minorities study
  • Guttmacher Institute, USA
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , USA
  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Delhi for multi-country study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference
  • International Council on Management of Population (ICOMP), Malaysia on Repositioning Family Planning and Unmet needs studies focusing on SAARC Region and Nepal case studies;
  • International Center for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand
  • Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Oxford University, UK
  • University of California, Center for Reproductive Health Research & Policy, San Francisco. USA;
  • University College London, UK  on Investigating violence against marginalized women in Nepal, and Study on GBV in Nepal
  • University of Southampton, Division of Social Statistics and Department of Psychology,  Southampton, UK.- Research & Training of Collaborative Nature, Academic Linkages, etc.
  • UNFPA CO Maldives, UNFPA CO Lao PDR and UNFPA CO DPR Korea through UNFPA Asia Regional Office for carrying Population and SRH related training, evaluation and survey;
  • WHO, Geneva for carrying out i) Randomized Controlled, Equivalence Trail comparing safety, efficacy, and feasibility of medical abortion provided by physicians and non-physicians in Nepal and ii) A randomized, placebo-controlled study of two prophylactic medication approaches in addition to a pain control regimen for early medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol.

Membership/Advisory board/Affiliations of Organization or its Staff

1. Ministry of Health and Population

  • Member, National Surveillance on HIV/AIDS (NCASC/MoHP)
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Workshop Coordination, Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC)
  • Member, National Advisory Committee on Safe Abortion (DoHs/MoHP)
  • Member, Technical Committee for Implementation of Comprehensive Abortion Care (TCIC/FHD/NHEICC/MoHP)
  • Task Force Member, (TCIC/FHD/MoHP) Strategy Development and Introduction of Medical Abortion in Nepal

2. Membership of Professional Organizations

  • Member, Population Association of America (PAA)
  • Member, International Union of Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • Member, American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Member, British Societies for Population Studies (BSPS)
  • Alumni East-West Center, Hawaii
  • Member, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP)
  • Council Member, Asian Population Association
  • National Coordinator, Girls Not Brides

Support/Contribution Provided to the Government

Support/Contribution Provided to the Nepalese Government

  • Advocacy Paper prepared for the Ministry of Health entitled “Saving women’s lives… Parliamentarians’ obligations” (Baisakh 2058).
  • Country Profile on Adolescent Health and Development and Draft Strategy Paper for Family Health Division, Ministry of Health and Population (2005-06)
  • Deputation of trained female RH Counselors to Dhading District Hospital (Dhading) and Bharatpur District Hospital (Chiwan) for the purpose of providing Pre-and post Counseling to abortion clients and post-partum mothers.
  • IEC/Advocacy materials on Abortion related issues
  • Country Profile on Unsafe Abortion for Ministry of Health and Population, Family Health Division (2006)
  • National Facility-based Abortion Study on Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) for Ministry of Health and Population, Family Health Division (2006)
  • Evidence based National Strategy to end child marriage in Nepal (MoWCSW).

Clients/Funding Sources of CREHPA (Since 2010- February 2016)

  • The Asia Foundation (TAF)
  • BBC Media Action
  • CREA
  • European Commission
  • GIZ/HSSP
  • Guttmacher Institute, USA
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,  
  • International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
  • International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
  • International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), Malaysia
  • Ipas, Nepal
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)/SAAF
  • Oxford University
  • The Population Council, New Delhi
  • Population Media Center
  • Population Service International (PSI)/Nepal
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University College of London (UCL)
  • University of Southamton, UK
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nepal
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

List of projects/Study reports (Since 2010 to February 2016):

Family Planning, Fertility Behavior and Emergency Contraception

  • Status of Family Planning Programme: A Country Case Study- Nepal : International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), Malaysia  (2010)
  • Use of contraceptives and its continuation among women seeking safe abortion services in Nepal (Studies of Family Planning via University of California, San Francisco) (2011-2013)    
  • Knowledge and attitudes of MWRA towards IUD and MA (Round II): Population Service International (PSI/Nepal) (2013)
  • Identifying Drivers of Family Planning use among Poor, Socially Excluded and Vulnerable Population in Nepal: (PSI/Nepal) (2013)
  • A study of the impact and performance of institutionalizing immediate post-partum IUD services as a routine part of antenatal counselling and delivery room services in a few selected hospitals in Nepal (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) (2015-017)

Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Understanding Factors influencing adverse sex ratios at birth in South Asia and exploring what works to achieve balance (The Population Council) (2014-2015)

Adolescents and Young Peoples’ Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Baseline Survey for the Adolescent Development and Participation Program of UNICEF-Nepal: The Population Council (2013)
  • Assessing Supply Side Constraints Affecting the Quality of Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) and the Barriers for Service Utilization (UNFPA) (2014)
  • Endline Assessment of the Reducing Unwanted Pregnancy and Unsafe Abortion through a Community Based Project in Kailali District: Ipas, Nepal (2014)
  • Formative Research in Selected Communities of Hill and Terai Districts on Social and Health Issues as a Background for the Development of a Radio Serial Drama for Adolescents : Population Media Center (2015-2016)
  • Baseline survey on knowledge, perception and practice of reproductive and sexual health among married and unmarried adolescents in eight districts of Nepal: GIZ/HSSP (2016)

Abortion

  • Comparison of the safety, effectiveness and feasibility of medical abortions provided by physicians and non-physicians in Nepal: WHO (2008-10)
  • Factors determining preference for and Acceptability of Medical Abortion among Women in Nepal: WHO (2009-10)
  • Engaging private pharmacists and chemists to promote safe use of medical abortion pills by women in Nepal - an operations research study: WHO, Geneva (2011-13)
  • Determining effective community-based communication and referral systems for increasing medical abortion access among rural women in Nepal- An operations research study: WHO, Geneva (2011-13)
  • Assessing the medication abortion drug dispensing practices of private sector chemists through mystery client: Population Service International: PSI/Nepal (2013)
  • The Global Turn Away Study: a qualitative study of women derived for legal abortion due to gestational age: University of California, San Francisco (2013)
  • Incidence of Abortion in Nepal and its Role in Maternal Mortality : Guttmacher Institute, USA (2014)
  • Safe pharmacy provision of medical abortion in few pharmacies in two selected districts of Nepal: University of California San Francisco (2014-015)
  • Effectiveness and Acceptability of the counseling service provided by pharmacy workers on safe use of mifepristone and misoprostol to women seeking medication for induced abortion: An Operations Research Study: PSI/Nepal (2014-015)
  • Knowledge and Attitudes of MWRA towards IUD and safe MA: MWRA TRaC III: PSI/Nepal (2015)
  • MYSTERY CLIENT CHEMIST STUDY 2015: Assessing the Medication Abortion Drug Dispensing Practices of Private Sector Chemists: PSI/Nepal (2015)
  • MA Availability Study 2015: Coverage of Medication Abortion Drugs in Nepal: PSI/Nepal (2015)
  • Evidence and Action for Reducing Sex-selective Abortion in Nepal: University of Oxford (2015)
  • A randomized, placebo-controlled study of two prophylactic medication approaches in addition to a pain control regimen for early medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol: WHO (2015-16)

Population at Risk (FSW, IDU, MSM, CABA, Trafficked Survivors and Conflict Victims)

  • A Baseline Behavioral and Sero-prevalence Assessment amongst Female Drug Users: UNODC (2009-10)
  • A Baseline Behavioral Assessment amongst Male Drug Users: UNODC (2009-10)
  • A Study of the Exploitation and Trafficking on Nepalese Girls and Women for Prostitution form a Criminal Business Perspective: The Asia Foundation (2012)
  • Situational analysis on the needs, concerns and aspirations of conflict victims in the selected districts of Nepal: International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) (2013)

Women Empowerment & Gender-Based Violence

  • Investigating the extent and nature of sexual coercion among young married women in Nepal with special reference to non-consensual sex, Quantitative study: WHO (2009-10)
  • Investigating violence against marginalized women with special reference to disabled women and lesbians and sex workers in Nepal: University of College of London and CREA (2010-11)
  • Men's Attitudes to Son Preference and Harmful Practices in Nepal: International Center for Research on Women, New Delhi (2011-12)
  • The Regional Labor Migration study: The Asia Foundation (2012)
  • Baseline Survey on Advancing Justice Sector Reform to Address Discrimination and Violence against Women in Four Selected Districts of Nepal: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) (2012)
  • Tracking Gender based Violence in Nepal: Policy, Legal and Institutional Responses: University of College of London (2012)
  • Assessing Migrants’ Health in Selected Three Districts of Nepal: The Population Council (2014-2015)
  • Preventing worst form of discrimination against girl child: European Commission (2015-16)
  • Understanding gender-based discriminatory norms and practices during pregnancy, neo-natal and at post-neonatal stages in six selected districts of Nepal: A longitudinal study: European Commission (2015-016)

Child Rights

  • Developing the National Strategy to End Child Marriage in Nepal: Girls Not Brides/UNICEF (2014)

Community Development

  • Assessing the Impact of Road on Rural Livelihood: University of Southhamton (2012)

Environment and Sanitation

  • Climate Asia Survey:  BBC Media Action (2012)

Ongoing Studies (As of February 2016)

  • A study of the impact and performance of institutionalizing immediate post-partum IUD services as a routine part of antenatal counselling and delivery room services in a few selected hospitals in Nepal (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) (2015-017)
  • A randomized, placebo-controlled study of two prophylactic medication approaches in addition to a pain control regimen for early medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol: WHO (2015-16)
  • Preventing worst form of discrimination against girl child: European Commission (2015-16)
  • Understanding gender-based discriminatory norms and practices during pregnancy, neo-natal and at post-neonatal stages in six selected districts of Nepal: A longitudinal study: European Commission (2015-016)
  • Breaking the Barriers: Marginalized Women and Girls access safe abortion information and services in Nepal (Through 5 district based NGOs in 5 districts): IPPF/SAAF (2014-2016)
  • Formative Research in Selected Communities of Hill and Terai Districts on Social and Health Issues as a Background for the Development of a Radio Serial Drama for Adolescents : Population Media Center (2015-2016)
  • Baseline survey on knowledge, perception and practice of reproductive and sexual health among married and unmarried adolescents in eight districts of Nepal: GIZ/HSSP (2016)

Publications of Research Professionals of CREHPA

Puri M, Mishra G, and Hawkes S (2015). Hidden voices: prevalence and risk factors for violence against women with disabilities in Nepal. BMC Public Health 2015, 15:261  doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1610-z.

Puri M, Vohra D, Gerdts C and Foster DG (2015). “I need to terminate this pregnancy even if it will take my life”: a qualitative study of the effect of being denied legal abortion on women’s lives in Nepal.  BMC Women's Health 2015 15:85. DOI 10.1186/s12905-015-0241-y

Puri M, Henderson JT, Harper CC, Blum M, Joshi D, and Rocca CH (2015). Contraceptive discontinuation and pregnancy post-abortion in Nepal: a longitudinal cohort study. Contraception 2015 (91): 301-307

Puri M, Mishra G, and Hawkes S (2015). Hidden voices: prevalence and risk factors for violence against women with disabilities in Nepal. BMC Public Health 2015, 15:261  doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1610-z

Puri M, Tamang A, Shrestha P, and Joshi D (2014). The role of auxiliary nurse-midwives and community health volunteers in expanding access to medical abortion in rural Nepal. Reproductive Health Matters 2014; Supplement (43):1–10 doi: 10.1016/S0968-8080(14)43784-4

Tamang A. Puri, M. Lama, K. Shreshta P (2014) Pharmacy workers in Nepal can provide correct information about using mifepristone and misoprostol  to women seeking medication to induce abortion. Reproductive Health Matters 2014 Supplement (43) 1-12.

Puri M, Regmi S, Tamang A, and Shrestha  P (2014). Road map to scaling-up: translating operations research study's results into actions for expanding medical abortion services in rural health facilities in Nepal.  Health Research Policy and Systems.12:24 doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-12-24

Henderson JT, Puri M, Blum M, Harper CC, and Rana A, (2013). Effects of Abortion Legalization in Nepal, 2001–2010. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64775. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064775

Frost MD, Puri M, and Hinde PRA (2013). Falling sex ratios and emerging evidence of sex-selective abortion in Nepal: evidence from nationally representative survey data. BMJ Open 2013;3: e002612. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002612

Puri, M. Forst,  M, Tamang, J.  Lamichhnae, P. and Shah, I (2012). The prevalence and determinants of sexual violence against young married women by husbands in rural Nepal. BMC Research Notes 2012, 5:291.

Nanda Priya, Gautam Abhishek, Verma Ravi, Hong Khuat Thu, Puri Mahesh, Linh Tran Giang, Tamang Jyotsna, and Lamichhane Prabhat (2012). “Study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference in Nepal and Vietnam”. New Delhi, International Center for Research on Women: Available from http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/vietnam/shared/Masculinity_Report_Nepal_VietNam_ENG.pdf

Tamang A. and Lamichhane P. (2012). Feedback Report on Status of Implementation of the Call for Elimination of Unmet Need of Family Planning. Report on the Regional Workshop on Operationalizing the Call for the Elimination of Unmet Need for Family Planning. Published by  International Council on Management of Population Programmes and United Nations Population Fund, December 2012.

Tamang A. and Pun S. (2012). Reducing the Unmet Need for Family Planning of Young People in Asia and the Pacific – Nepal Case Study. Report on the Regional Workshop on Operationalizing the Call for the Elimination of Unmet Need for Family Planning. Published by International Council on Management of Population Programmes and United Nations Population Fund, December 2012.

Tamang A. Subedi, G. and Packer, C. (2012). The status of Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Nepal. Family Plannning in Asia & the Pacific: Addressing the Challenges: 169-198. Published by International Council on Management of Population Programmes and United Nations Population Fund, June 2012.

Tamang, A., Tuladhar, S., Tamang, J., Grantra, B., Dulal, B. (2012). Factors associated with choice of medical or surgical abortion among women in Nepal: Special Supplement of International Journal of Gynecology &Obstetrics, Vol. 118, Supplement 1 (2012): S52-S56.

Puri, M. Tamang, J. Shah, I. (2012). Suffering in silence: consequences of sexual violence within marriage among young women in Nepal. BMC Public Health. Jan 12;11(1):29.

Lamichhane, P, Puri, M, Tamang, J and Dulal B. (2011). Women's Status and Violence against Young Married Women in Rural Nepal. BMC Women's Health, 11:19 doi:10.1186/1472-6874-11-19.

Lamichhane, P. Harken, T., Puri, M. Darney, P. Blum, M. Harper, C. Henderson, J. (2011). Sex selective abortion in Nepal: A qualitaitve study of health workers perspectives. Women’s health Issues, 31-3s S37-S41.

Warrier, IK. Wang, D.,Wang, D. Huong, M., Thapa, K., Tamang, A. Shah, I., Baird, D., Meirik, O. (2011). Can midlevel health-care providers administer early medical abortion as safely and effectively as doctors? A randomized controlled equivalence trial in Nepal (Co-author) Lancet March 2011; 377:1155-61

Puri, M. Darney, P. Blum, M. Harper, C. Henderson, J. (2011). Sex selective abortion in Nepal: A qualitaitve study of health workers perspectives. Women’s health Issues, 31-3s S37-S41.

Puri, M., Shah, I., Tamang, J. (2010). Exploring the nature and reasons associated with sexual violence within marriage among young women in Nepal. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(10): 1873-92.

Puri, M. (2009). Unintended pregnancy among young couples in Nepal: Determinants and consequences of unintended pregnancy. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Germany

Puri, M., Horstman, R, Matthews, Z, Falkingham, J, Padmadas, S and Devkota, S (2008). Examining out-of-pocket expenditures on reproductive and sexual health among the urban population of Nepal. Population Review, 47 (2) 50-66.

Puri, M., and Cleland, J. (2007). Assessing the factors sexual harassment among young female migrant workers in Nepal. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(11) 1363-1381

Puri, M., Ingham, R. Matthews, Z. (2007) Factors affecting abortion decision making among young couples. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 535-542

Puri, M. (2007). Consequences of unintended pregnancy among married women in Nepal. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 1(2): 37-46

Puri, M. Matthews, Z. Ingham, R. (2006). Pregnancy intentions transition among young couples in Nepal. Population Review, 45(2), 44-59

Puri, M., and Cleland, J. (2006). Sexual behaviour and risk perception of sexually transmitted infection among young factory workers in Nepal. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 237-246

Puri, M., Hortsman R. Shrestha, M. and Pradhan E (2006). Out-of-pocket expenditure on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS among the urban population of Nepal. Available on http://www.resourceflows.org/?module=uploads&func=download&fileId=249

Tamang, A., Tamang, J., Nepal, B., Adhikari, R. (2006). Adolescent girls’ perspectives on sexual and reproductive health illnesses and their care seeking behavior in rural Nepal. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol 1, No. 1, May 2006.

Tamang, A., Tamang, J. (2005). Availability and acceptability of medical abortion in Nepal: Health care Providers' Perspectives Reproductive Health Matters Vol. 13, Number 26, November 2005

Puri, M, and Busza, J. (2004). In forests and factories: Sexual behaviour among young migrant workers in Nepal. Culture Health and Sexuality, March-April, 2004 6(2) 145-158.

Puri, M. (2003). Thai success in controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS: Effective intervention or coincidence? Population, July 20031(1).

Puri, M. (2002). Sex education: Controversy, evidence, challenges and possible solutions. Nepal Population Journal 10(9): 51-58

Tamang, A., Nepal, B., Puri, M., Shrestha, D. (2001). Sexual behaviour and risk perceptions among young men in border towns of Nepal. Asia-Pacific Population Journal 16(2), 195-209

Tamang, A., Nepal, B. (2001). Providing Adolescent Health Services: The Nepalese Experiences Sexual and Reproductive Health – Recent Advances, Future Directions Publishers: New Age International (P) Limited Volume I, 379-398.

Tamang, A., Puri, M. (1999). Unsafe abortions, abortion law and their implication on women's health and lives in Nepal. Nepal Population Journal9(8).

Tamang, A., Shrestha, N., Sharma, K. (1999). Determinants of Induced Abortions and Subsequent Reproductive Behavior among Women in Three Urban Districts of Nepal "Abortion in the Developing World" by World Health Organization; Vistaar Publications, New Delhi 1999

Tamang, A. (1996). Induced Abortions and Subsequent Reproductive Behavior among Women in urban areas of Nepal - Social Change- Issues and Perspectives; Journal of the Council for Social Development: Vol.26 No.3&4 Sept-Dec. 1996
Unsafe abortions, Abortion Law and their implications on women's health and lives in Nepal, Nepal Population Journal 2000

Reports published by CREHPA

Population Council and CREHPA (2015). Gender-biased sex selection and unbalanced sex ratiors at birth in South Asia: Case studies of the situation and promising approaches to restore balance. New Delhi: Population Council. August 2015.

Vartika Sharma, Lopaudra Ray Saraswati, Ubaidur Rob, Mahesh Puri and Avina Sarna, 2015. Life across the border: Migrants in South Asia. New Delhi: Population Council. July 2015.

Puri, M. and A. Tamang. (2015). Understanding factors influencing adverse sex ratios at birth and exploring what works to achieve balance: The situation in selected districts of Nepal. Kahtmandu, Nepal: CREHPA. July 2015.

Puri, M. and A. Tamang (2015). Assessment of intervention on sex selection in Nepal: Literature review. Kathmandu, Nepal: CREHPA. March 2015.

CREHPA (2015). Assessing Supply Side Constraints Affecting the Quality of Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) and the Barriers for Service Utilization, Final report submitted to FHD/MoHP, UNFPA Nepal and UNICEF Nepal, January 2015.

CREHPA/ICTJ (2014). "To walk freely with a wide Heart" A study of the Needs and Aspiration for Reparative Justice of Victims of Conflict Related Abuses in Nepal, September 2014.

UCL/CREHPA (2013).  Tracking Cases of Gender-Based Violence in Nepal: Individual, institutional, legal and policy analyses.

Mahesh Puri, John Tyynela, Elaine Chain,  Livingston Armytage, Upendra Adhikari, Romi Giri, Deepak Joshi, and Bidhya Chapagain. (2013). A study on Advancing Justice Sector Reform to Address Discrimination and Violence against Women in Four Selected Districts of Nepal. Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare. Kathmandu, Nepal.

PATH/NNCTR/CREHPA (2012). A study on the challenges of HPV vaccine introduction and management in Nepal. February, 2012.

PPFA-I/CREHPA (2009).Increasing awareness and access to safe abortion among Nepalese Women: An evaluation of Network for Addressing Women's Reproductive Rights in Nepal (NAWRN) Program. CREHPA 2009.

Puri, M., Tamang, J. (2008). Exploring the nature and reasons associated with sexual violence within marriage among young women in Nepal: Summary Report, CREHPA, 2008.

The Daywalka Foundation/CREHPA (2007). A study on Male trafficker prisoners with special reference to Human Trafficking in Kathmandu valley.

Tamang A., Puri M. and Tamang J. (2006). The influence of male partner in pregnancy decision making and pregnancy outcomes in Nepal. CREHPA and PATH. Kathmandu, Nepal

Tamang, A. and Federick, J. (2006). Asylums of exploitation: Internally displaced children in the worst forms of child labour due to the armed conflict in Nepal. Published by Save the Children, CREHPA and Terre des homes, June 2006.

Puri, M. (2006). A study on determinants and consequences of unintended pregnancy among married women in Nepal: Summary of Findings. CREHPA, April 2006.

GoN/Family Health Division/CREHPA/Ipas (2006). Nepal Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) National Facility-based abortion study 2006: Summary report, December 2006.

GoN/Family Health Division/WHO/CREHPA (2006). Unsafe Abortion Nepal Country Profile 2006. GoN/FHD, WHO Regional Office for South East Asia, New Delhi and CREHPA, July 2006.

Federick, J. and Tamang, A. (2005). Summary of Findings, A study of trafficked Nepalese girls and Women in Mumbai and Kolkota, India: An abbreviated version of slavery, debt bondage and sex work, published by Terre des homes, October 2005.

CREHPA (2005). Participatory evaluation of Nepal voluntary counseling testing linkage and referral project of ADRA Nepal, The study was commissioned by Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Nepal.

CREHPA (2005). BCC strategy development for accessing safe abortion care in Nepal: A formative needs assessment. This study received technical and funding support from the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), 2005.

CREHPA (2004). Determining effective and replicable communication based mechanism for improving young couples' access to and utilization of reproductive health information and services: An operation Research Study.This study received funding support from the FRONTIERS Small Grants Program of The Population Council, 2004.

Puri, M. (2002). Sexual risk behavior and risk perception of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection among young factory workers in Nepal. CREHPA, April 2002.

CREHPA (2000). Women in Prison in Nepal for Abortion 2000. Published report based on Nationwide study on "Factors behind women's imprisonment in Nepal with special reference to women imprisoned for abortion and Infanticide, CREHPA.

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