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Info materials :: Researches and analyses

Researches and analyses

 Mapping

 

 Mapping of the most vulnerable places in 14 project locations

 Summarized presentation of the gathered data about the vulnerable communities in the target locations during activities under the project "Mission possible"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Straldja case

 

The Straldja case

Summarized recommendations and good practices, implemented during activities under the project "mission possible" in one of th project locations - Straldja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Analysis

Family Planning

Factors influencing reproductive decisions and parenthood attitudes (in BG)

 

 

Barometer 2015 EN

 

Barometer 2015

Call for Action

The research in 16 EU countries of women's access to modern contraception was presented at the European Parliament in September 2015. The part of the research with focus on Bulgaria was translated with the active participation of BFPA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Barometer

 

Barometer 2013

Focus: Bulgaria
Key conclusions and recommendations

Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 10 EU Countries is the name of the survey that was presented in the European Parliament in June 2013. BFPA translated in Bulgarian and published the survey around 26 September - the World Contraception Day.

 

 

  Contraception

 Family planning, reproductive health and contraception

It is based on a qualitative analysis of behavioural models and cultural norms which influence the access and use of contraception in seven selected countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Armenia, Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedoniq, Serbia, Azerbaidjan and Kazakhstan.
Detailed data was gathered on the models and factors that define the use of family planning methods, reproductive health and contraceptive supply, including information of their availability which helps or hinders contraceptives use. The analysis includes an overview of key documents, legal framework and studies on behavioural and cultural attitudes towards contraceptive use in the region.
 
 

Link to a resume of the analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reproductive attitudes

 

Reproductive attitudes and behaviour in Bulgaria

It is a sociological survey, representative for the country, achieved thanks to the efforts of BFPA and UNFPA which include argumentation, organizational activities, searching for funding and supporters so that in Bulgaria there is data and information from which it is visible what the reproductive attitudes and behaviour of Bulgaria's population. Such a survey hasn't been done since 1996 - more than 15 yeras ago. In neighbouring, and also in farther away states that are not EU-members, a number of serious national surveys have been conducted, that present up-to-date and adequate data. Now we have them too, for which we thank prof. Maia Grekova who conducted the research and did the analysis. The field work on a national scale was done by the Alpha Research agency.  

 

Link to a resume of the survey - in BG

 

 

 

 

 

Stigma index 

HIV and the necessity for treatment of the health-related and social legislature

In 2010 together with the Hope against AIDS Foundation the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) carried out a research among people living with HIV. The research looks into the reasons for stigma and discrimination, for the personal stigma among the people living with HIV, and into some aspects of sexual practices and attitudes.

In accordance with some of the conclusions from this research an analysis was made of the health and social legislation in relation to people living with HIV.

Link to a short presentation of the research - in BG

 

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Bulgaria and North Macedonia together to support and develop the Health Mediators program

Blagoevgrad, October 7-9, 2019

Study visit of health mediators, NGO representatives and state institutions from the Republic of North Macedonia took place in October 7-9 in Blagoevgrad. The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) with the support of the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) hosted the three days visit and gave an opportunity for the representatives of HERA – Health Education and Research Association, health mediators from Skopje and Prilep and the Ministry of Health of our neighbor country to understand in details how in years was institutionalized and functions the system of health mediation in Bulgaria. Field visit to the Roma neighborhood Predel Mahala was included in the programme and the guests could see how the work of health mediators Antoaneta Eftimova and Katya Kirilova is going on everyday basis – with institutions, as well with people who need and receive their support.

 
Romeo and Juliet from Kosharnik district

Montana, September 12, 2019

The Shakespeare and Servantes tour around the Roma neighborhoods of Bulgaria went to the Kosharnik district of Montana. Talented and enthusiastic local children, selected by the Roma actress Natalia Tzekova presented fragments of the drama “Romeo and Juliet” from a newer angle and with adequate health messages. The aim of the social theatre is with the means of art to inform the public in a comprehensible manner about the harm of early marriages and early school drop outs, the benefits of contraception, the importance of prevention of sexually transmitted infections. The messages target young people as well as their parents, some of which joined the scenes to demonstrate their support for what their children are saying. With his monologue about the Roma Don Quixote Valeri Lekov, also part of the production team, explained some of the community specificities. Between the sketches there were “real life” scenes – a woman from the community visits a doctor who explains the benefits of contraception and debunks some “fake news” about contraceptive methods – all this with a lot of humour and highly appreciated by the audience.

 
BFPA kicks off a new two-year project “I Want to Know”

Sofia, August 23, 2019

With an official green light on August 23, as of Sep 1st BFPA starts activities on a new project – “I WANT TO KNOW – User friendly access to HIV and STI counseling and testing for Roma youth from vulnerable communities”, supported by ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Programme via CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) UK. The project’s duration is 2 years, during which BFPA will provide voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) with a focus on young Roma men (but not excluding women as well) from poor and marginalized districts through its coordinators in the five BFPA branches in Bulgaria - Pleven, Stara Zagora, Plovdiv, Russe and Sofia. Activities will begin with a kick-off meeting and VCT training for the service providers, in parallel with informing and awareness raising by elaboration of info materials, disseminated in the targeted communities by one of the closest and dearest BFPA partners – Health Mediators.

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Info materials :: Researches and analyses