sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

Accelerate progress—sexual and reproductive health and rights for all

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Starrs AM, Ezeh AC, Barker G et al.

The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission’s report lays out the scope of the unfinished sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda; articulates a bold and evidence-based vision for SRHR that is grounded in human rights; provides an integrated, new definition of SRHR to guide this vision; and recommends a comprehensive package of essential SRHR interventions, going beyond the commonly recognized components of sexual and reproductive health.

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This report proposes a new, comprehensive definition of sexual and reproductive health and rights, an associated essential package of health services, and outlines actions needed beyond the health sector to change social norms, laws, and policies to uphold human rights.

Prevention Access Campaign

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The Prevention Access Campaign is a health equity initiative to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma by empowering people with and vulnerable to HIV with accurate and meaningful information about their social, sexual, and reproductive health.

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Confronting discrimination

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UNAIDS

This report compiles the latest body of evidence on how stigma and discrimination create barriers across the HIV prevention, testing and treatment cascades and reduce the impact of the AIDS response. The report also brings together best practices on confronting stigma and discrimination, providing a valuable resource for programme managers, policy-makers, health-care providers and communities.

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The case for integrated human papillomavirus vaccine and HIV prevention with broader sexual and reproductive health and rights services for adolescent girls and young women

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Manjulaa Narasimhan, Heather Pedersen, Gina Ogilvie, Sten H. Vermund

Integrated, multidisciplinary responses are increasingly critical from economic, political and health systems perspectives; piecemeal approaches leave too many gaps in the elements left unaddressed. A strengthened focus on SRHR/HIV integrated healthcare service delivery can support the achievement of joint health outcomes and goes beyond a single disease to represent a more holistic perspective. 

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12th Population Association of Southern Africa Conference

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Pretoria, South Africa

The Population Association of Southern Africa (PASA) is pleased to be hosting the 12th Annual Population Conference. The PASA Conference is a general scientific conference aimed at advancing population scholarship in the region through sharing of population related research and programs, interaction of scholars and practitioners, as well as exposure to new methods and issues in demography. 

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WHO evidence brief: The importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights to prevent HIV in adolescent girls and young women in eastern and southern Africa

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WHO

Over the last several years, countries in the eastern and southern Africa (ESA) region have made significant and commendable progress in preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and in scaling up HIV treatment efforts. However, despite these gains, there have been no significant reductions in new HIV infections and the region continues to be the hardest hit by the epidemic, highlighting the need to place stronger emphasis on HIV prevention.

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Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

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WHO

The starting point for this guideline is the point at which a woman has learnt that she is living with HIV, and it therefore covers key issues for providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights-related services and support for women living with HIV.

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Religion & Sexuality: A report on faith-based responses to children's comprehensive sexuality education and information

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Ezra Chitando and Bonginkosi Moyo-Bango

As the world is rapidly becoming more complex, with many children maturing earlier and being exposed to competing sources of information, the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information (CSE & I) has become urgent. There is a growing need to ensure that children are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and information regarding their sexuality in order for them to be in a better position to navigate the present and the future. In this quest, families, schools and religious institutions have key roles to play.

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Increasing Uptake of HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infection, and Family Planning Services, and Reducing HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Youth Living With HIV in Uganda

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Lung Vu, Brady Burnett-Zieman, Cecily Banura, Jerry Okal, Margret Elang, Rodgers Ampwera, Georgina Caswell, Diana Amanyire, Jacquelyne Alesi, Eileen Yam

To address barriers to care for youth living with HIV (YLHIV), the Link Up project implemented a peer-led intervention model that provided a comprehensive package of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights services through community-based peer support groups for YLHIV. Peer educators delivered targeted counseling and health education, and referred YLHIV to antiretroviral therapy (ART), and reproductive health services that were available at youth-oriented sexual and reproductive health and rights facilities.

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