Sexual and reproductive health

End fistula. Restore Women's Dignity

A woman suffering from obstetric fistula lies on the floor of hospital in Tanzania.
UNFPA

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: 23 May - Obstetric fistula is a devastating condition, affecting between two and three million girls and women across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The exact number is difficult to estimate, however, due to a lack of commitment to address and resolve this problem, as well as a lack of awareness within the healthcare system. It is estimated that each year, between 50000 and 100,000 women worldwide develop obstetric fistula.

WHO developing a guideline on the management of health complications related to Female Genital Mutilation

Your input is invited for a brief survey as part of the guideline development process of the first Guideline on the management of health complications related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – currently being developed by WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) including HRP.

Global plan of action to strengthen role of health systems in addressing interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children

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Photos:UNICEF

Women and girls bear an enormous burden of violence that is rooted in gender inequality. Such violence is often hidden and stigmatized and also often socially sanctioned. Health and other institutions are slow to recognize and address this violence and services are often not available. Until recently, violence against women and girls has also been largely invisible within national and international statistics and surveillance systems.

Highlights

Reproductive Health Library (RHL)

RHL takes the best available evidence on sexual and reproductive health from Cochrane systematic reviews and presents it as practical actions for clinicians (and policy-makers) to improve health outcomes, especially in developing countries.

WHO and ICPD beyond 2014

Contributing to redefining the global agenda in sexual and reproductive health and an opportunity for the global community to address remaining challenges.

Stakeholders' Consultation on the Renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

Africa’s youth leaders call for action at Johannesburg meeting, 6-7 May 2015.

Partnerships and initiatives

African woman with her two children.