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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is an essential building block to achieving gender equality, but it’s restricted globally. Families everywhere are trapped in cycles of poverty because they do not have the option to plan when to have children or decide how big they want their family to be. Meanwhile, countries that don’t categorize rape as a crime put the lives of women and girls at risk daily, and the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted access to HIV/AIDS services — leaving some of the most vulnerable populations without care.

 

3.2 million

Adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 in low-income countries undergo unsafe abortions each year.

350 million

Women and men need treatment for one of the four curable STIs.

200 million

Women want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern methods of contraception.

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Morocco

In Morocco, recognition of the importance of access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services as part of universal health coverage (UHC) is growing, and some progress has been made.
A range of specific policy measures to address program implementation and service delivery challenges have been proposed to advance progress in: maternal health care services; the prevention of unintended pregnancies; post-abortion care; and services for the prevention of GBV (as well as care for those affected by it). The measures include the participation of women, and vulnerable and marginalized groups in public decision-making and political processes related to priority-setting, design, implementation, monitoring, and accountability of SRH and UHC policies and programs. Despite progress in addressing issues related to SRHR, health sector interventions remain limited. More work is needed to better integrate these issues into SRHR services in primary care facilities.

 
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SRHR include issues like

 
  • Maternal Health

  • Preventing unsafe abortion

  • Contraception

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV linkages

Solutions?

Addressing Early Unintended and Repeat Pregnancy

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV

Ending Child Marriage

Integration of SRHR Interventions into the Community Health System

Comprehensive Sexual Education

Creating an Enabling Environment

 

Toolkits

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Toolkit