‘To get or not to get vaccinated against COVID-19’: Saudi women, vaccine hesitancy, and framing effects

Two hundred thirty-two female Saudi students are exposed to either pro- or anti-vaccination messages. In Experiment 1, they are asked to read semi-artificial news stories, and in Experiment 2 political cartoons. The results show that readers of the news articles, but not of the cartoons, are susceptible to framing effects. We consider the implications of how issues are framed for journalists and health professionals.

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    Why the Promotion of Family Planning Makes More Sense Now Than Ever Before?

    This article analyses the possible consequences of the pandemic on the rights of individuals and couples and endeavours to provide justifications for continued national commitment and investments in family planning.

    As sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the author states that it is critical to focus on ensuring rights-based family planning, because it is intimately associated with fundamental human rights, addresses the issue of equity, equality and universality and provides valid and practical solutions to the vital economic quagmire that has unfolded as a consequence of this global crisis.

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