Sexual and reproductive health

Sexual and reproductive health: core competencies in primary care

World Health Organization

Front cover of the document

Publication details

Number of pages: 53
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150100 2


The core sexual and reproductive health (SRH) competencies that are desirable for use in primary health care (PHC) are collected together in this document. They reflect the attitudes, tasks, knowledge and skills that health personnel in PHC may need, to protect, promote and provide SRH in the community. These competencies serve as the first step for policy-makers, planners, service organizations and academic/ training establishments, to understand and meet both the education/training requirements and the service-delivery support needed by SRH staff to provide safe, quality SRH care.