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Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) refers to a  state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being concerning sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity. Every individual has the right to sexual and reproductive health free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. To decide freely and responsibly whether and when to have children and how many children they want to have and have the information and means to do so.

To maintain one’s sexual and reproductive health, people need access to accurate information and the safe, effective, affordable, and acceptable contraception method of their choice; access to screening and treatment of reproductive system-related illnesses. In addition, they must be informed and empowered to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections. And when they decide to have children, women must have access to services that can help them have a fit pregnancy, safe delivery, and healthy baby.

We support the government to accelerate action towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health, to reduce preventable maternal deaths and unmet need for family planning with a focus on women and girls most left behind by:

Strengthening the health system at national and subnational levels to implement high-quality evidence-based sexual and reproductive health and rights plans and programs to achieve universal health coverage across the development and humanitarian continuum.

Strengthening the capacity of health providers in priority provinces to deliver high-quality integrated comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services for all, focusing on women and girls, including those in conditions of greater vulnerability, across the development and humanitarian continuum.