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Sexual and reproductive health

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Alternative Names
  • Dual protection
  • Intimate partner transmission
Summary

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Sexual and reproductive health encompasses, but is not restricted to: services for family planning; infertility services; maternal and newborn health services; prevention of unsafe abortion and post-abortion care; prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV; diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV infection, reproductive tract infections, cervical cancer, and other gynaecological morbidities; promotion of sexual health, including sexuality counselling; and prevention and management of gender-based violence.

Prepared by: Adam Bowles

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Published Resources

Books

  • Cook, Rebecca J, Bernard M Dickens and Mahmoud F Fathalla, Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2003, 582 pp. [ Details... ]

Journals

  • 'Development Bulletin', Special issue: HIV/AIDS: Implications for Development, no. 52, Development Studies Network, Australian National University, 2000, 77 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Tom Barker (ed.), 'Health Insights', Research Findings for Development Policymakers and Practitioners, no. 78, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, October 2009, 8 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]

Reports

  • Policy on Women, the Girl Child and STI/HIV/AIDS, Ministry of Women's & Veterans' Affairs, The Royal Government of Cambodia, July 2003, 21 pp. (Also available at http://www.futuresgroup.com/Documents/CMBpolicyGirl.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Investing in People: National Progress in Implementing the ICPD Programme of Action 1994-2004, UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, New York, 2004, 147 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Prevalence Surveys of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Seafarers and Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in Kiribati 2002-2003, World Health Organization, Manila, 2004, 30 pp. (Also available at http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/3C129F9F-4343-4CC4-B97A-F422CB9A965F/0 Prevalence_Survey_of_STI_KIR_2002_2003.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • AFAO - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, Antenatal Testing: AFAO Discussion and Policy Paper, February 2000, 14 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • AFAO - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations Inc., HIV Antenatal Testing in Australia: AFAO Briefing Paper, February 2001, 6 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Agarwal, Kokila, Reproductive Health Case Study: Nepal, POLICY Project, September 1998, 26 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/NEPALRHC.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • AIDSNET - Danish NGO Network on AIDS and Development, Synergising HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - A Manual for NGOs, 2nd edn, AIDSNET, 2006, 122 pp. (Also available at http://www.aidsnet.dk/files/filer/aidsnet/sm/extranet/srhr%20manual aidsnetwhosynergisingmanual_ver2.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • APNSW - Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund and UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS/International Parliamentary Union, Building Partnerships on HIV and Sex Work: Report and Recommendations from the First Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on HIV and Sex Work, APNSW, UNFPA and UNAIDS, Bangkok, March 2011, 78 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Askew, Ian and Marge Berer, The Contribution of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 11, Reproductive Health Matters, Nov 2003, 22 pp. (Also available at http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/frontiers/journals/AskewBerer.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • AusAID Health and HIV Thematic Group, Towards a New International HIV Strategy for Australia, Consultation Paper, AusAID - Australian Agency for International Development, May 2008, 21 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Barkat, Abul and Majid Murtaza, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Bangladesh: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, January 2003, 34 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Bangladesh.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Bhuiya, Ismat & Ubaidur Rob, Strengthening RTI/STD Services in FP-MCH Program: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project, Population Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1998, 71 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Boonstra, Heather, Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of People Living with HIV, Guttmacher Institute - In Brief, 2006 Series, No. 6, The Guttmacher Institute and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, New York, October 2006, 4 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Bruce, Judith and Shelley Clark, The Implications of Early Marriage for HIV/AIDS Policy, Population Council, New York, 2004, 12 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Center for Reproductive Rights, Pregnant Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Protecting Human Rights in Programs to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Breifing Paper, August 2005, 16 pp. (Also available at http://reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/pub_bp_HIV.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Committee on Promoting Acceptance of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CPA) of the Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS, Recommended Ethical Principles Regarding the Use of Assisted Reproduction in HIV Infected Individuals, Committee on Promoting Acceptance of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Advisory Council on AIDS Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 2004, 12 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • de Lind van Wijngaarden, Jan W, The HIV/AIDS Situation in the Republic of the Maldives in 2006, August 2006, 51 pp. (Also available at http://aidsallianceindia.net/Material_Upload/document THE%20HIV-AIDS%20SITUATION.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • De Silva, W. Indralal, Aparnaa Somanathan and Vindya Eriyagama, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Sri Lanka: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, January 2003, 31 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Sri_Lanka.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Strategy 2005-2008, Commonwealth of Australia, 2005, 79 pp. (Also available at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/Publishing.nsf/Content sexhealthandcover.pdfhttp://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/Publishing.nsf/Contenthttp://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/Publishing.nsf) [ Details... ]
  • DFID - Department for International Development, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A Position Paper, DFID, London, July 2004, 30 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Epstein, Helen et al., HIV/AIDS Prevention Guidance for Reproductive Health Professionals in Developing-Country Settings, The Population Council and UNFPA, New York, 2002, 60 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Family Planning International, Integrating HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health: a Pacific Specific Mapping, Family Planning International, Washington, DC, September 2010, 30 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Fordham, Graham, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Cambodia: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, January 2004, 39 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Cambodia.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • GNP+ - Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, ICW - International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, Young Positives, EngenderHealth, IPPF - International Planned Parenthood Federation and UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of People Living with HIV: A Guidance Package, GNP+, Amsterdam, May 2009, 68 pp. (Also available at http://data.unaids.org/pub/Manual/2009 20090730_srhr_of_plhiv_guidance_package_en.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Gupta, S.D., Adolescent Reproductive Health in India: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, January 2003, 31 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_India.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Hardee, Karen, Pamela Pine and Lauren Taggert Wasson, Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health in the Asia and Near East Region: Status, Issues, Policies, and Programs, POLICY Project, October 2003, 57 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/generalreport/ARH_ANE.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Hong, Khuat Thu, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Vietnam: Status, Issues, Policies, and Programs, POLICY Project, January 2003, 31 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Vietnam.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Human Rights Watch, The Philippines Unprotected: Sex, Condoms and the Human Right to Health, Vol. 16, No. 6 (C) edn, Human Rights Watch, © May 2004, 70 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, HIV and Drug Use: Community Responses to Injecting Drug Use and HIV: Good Practise Guide, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Hove, June 2010, 100 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • IPPF, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, GNP+, ICW and Young Positives, Rapid Assessment Tool for Sexual & Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages: A Generic Guide, IPPF, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, GNP+, ICW and Young Positives, London, February 2009, 88 pp. (Also available at http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/documents/publications/2009 rapid_assesment_2009.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Jejeebhoy, Shireen J.; Mary Philip Sebastian, Actions That Protect: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Choice Among Young People in India, South & East Asia, Regional Working Papers Series, Population Council, New Delhi, India, Population Council Regional Office for South & East Asia, New Delhi, 2003, 61 pp. (Also available at http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/wp/seasia/seawp18.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Kambou, Sarah, Jessica Ogden, Linda Sussman and Hema Swaminathan, Women and HIV in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Development Practitioner's Guide, UNDP Regional Centre in Colombo, Colombo, December 2008, 182 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Khan, Ayesha and Pamela Pine, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Pakistan: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, March 2003, 55 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Pakistan.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Middleton-Lee, Sarah and Mercedes Mas De Xaxas Faus, Make It Matter: 10 Key Advocacy Messages to Prevent HIV in Girls and Young Women, IPPF - International Planned Parenthood Federation, London, 2007, 43 pp. (Also available at http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/documents/publications/2007 makeitmatter.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Ministry of Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy: Phase One, Ministry of Health, Wellington, October 2001, 32 pp. (Also available at http://www.moh.govt.nz/) [ Details... ]
  • Ministry of Health, Government of China, Yufang Aizhibing Muying Chuanbo Gongzuo Shishi Fangan (Shixing) (Implementation Plan of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (Pilot)), Ministry of Health, Government of China, 2004. (Also available at http://www.moh.gov.cn/public/open.aspx?n_id=8798&seq=0) [ Details... ]
  • Mutonyi, Mercy, Understanding the Effect of the Tsunami and Its Aftermath on Vulnerability to HIV in Coastal India, Oxfam Humanitarian Field Studies, Oxfam International, September 2007, 17 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Myaya, Mary, Integrating HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services into Reproductive Health Settings: Stepwise Guidelines for Programme Planners, Managers and Service Providers, Joint publication of IPPF South Asia Regional Office and UNFPA, 2004, 87 pp. (Also available at http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/245_filename_hiv_publication.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • PATH - Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Options and Challenges for Converging HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health Services in India: Findings from an Assessment in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh, PATH, New Delhi, June 2007, 81 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • PATH - Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Options and Challenges for Converging HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in India: Findings from an Assessment in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh, PATH, New Delhi, June 2007, 72 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • PATH - Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Strengthening Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for People with HIV and for People at Risk of HIV: Research Evidence to Promote Integration or Convergence of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services into HIV Programmes in India, Policy Brief, PATH, January 2008, 4 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Pendzich, Margaret, Reproductive Health Case Study: Bangladesh, POLICY Project, September 1998, 28 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/bang2.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • PPAPD - Pacific Parliamentary Assembly on Population and Development, The Suva Declaration on HIV/AIDS by Pacific Parliamentarians, PPAPD, 2004, 4 pp. (Also available at http://pacific.unfpa.org/news/Adopted%20Suva%20Declaration_FINAL%2010%20nov.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Pradhan, Ajit and Molly Strachan, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Nepal: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, January 2003, 27 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Nepal.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • PRB - Population Reference Bureau, Securing Future Supplies for Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Prevention, Measure Communication Policy Brief, Population Reference Bureau, Washington, D.C., January 2002, 8 pp. (Also available at http://www.prb.org/pdf/SecFutureSupplies_Eng.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Programme for Research & Capacity Building in Sexual & Reproductive Health & HIV in Developing Countries, HIV in Pakistan: Preventing a Future Epidemic in Most-at-risk Groups, Research Briefing
    No. 1, April 2009, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, April 2009, 4 pp. (Also available at http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/dfid/aids/ResearchBrief1_Pakistan.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Rutenberg, Naomi and Carolyn Baek, Review of Field Experiences: Integration of Family Planning and PMTCT Services, The Population Council, New York, April 2004, 43 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Santhya, KG and Shireen J Jejeebhoy, Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health in India: Policies, Programmes and Realities, South & East Asia, Regional Working Paper Series, 2007, No. 19, Population Council, New Delhi, 2007, 46 pp. (Also available at http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/wp/seasia/seawp19.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Scientific Committee of the Advisory Council on AIDS, Hong Kong, Recommended Clinical Guidelines on the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission, April 2001, 10 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Shire, Amy, Sexual and Reproductive Health of HIV Positive Women and Adolescent Girls: A Dialogue on Rights, Policies and Services - Global Electronic Forum Report on Results, EngenderHealth/Harvard University/ICW/Ipas/UNFPA, March 2006, 33 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Singh, Susheela, Jackqueline E. Darroch, Michael Vlassoff, Jennifer Nadeau, Adding It Up: The Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care, AGI - The Alan Guttmacher Institute, AGI & UNFPA, 2003, 40 pp. (Also available at http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/addingitup.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • The Alan Guttmacher Institute, In Their Own Right: Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Men WorldWide, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York & Washington, March 2003, 74 pp. (Also available at http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/itor_intl.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Counselling and voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women in high HIV prevalence countries: Elements and issues, UNAIDS Best Practice Collection, 1st revised reprint edn, UNAIDS, Geneva, November 2001, 24 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNDP Pacific Centre and UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Enabling Effective Responses to HIV in Pacific Island Countries: Options for Human Rights-Based Legislative Reform, UNDP Pacific Centre; UNAIDS, Suva, 2009, 134 pp. (Also available at http://content.undp.org/go/cms-service/download/asset/?asset_id=2200328) [ Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, Preventing HIV Infection, Promoting Reproductive Health, UNFPA Response 2003, United Nations Population Fund, New York, 34 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, Preventing Infection, Promoting Reproductive Health: UNFPA's Response to HIV/AIDS, United Nations Population Fund, New York, 2001, 30 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, Preventing HIV Infection, Promoting Reproductive Health: UNFPA Response 2002, United Nations Population Fund, New York, 2002, 34 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Intercountry Programme, 2004-2007, DP/FPA/2004/3, United Nations, 19 November 2003, 12 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, State of World Population 2004: The Cairo Consensus at Ten: Population, Reproductive Health and the Global Effort to End Poverty, UNFPA, 2004, 124 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, The Multi-year Funding Framework 2004-2007: Report of the Executive Director, DP/FPA/2004/4, United Nations, 7 November 2003, 28 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund - Office for the Pacific, ICPD +10: Progress in the Pacific, UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund - Office for the Pacific, Fiji, 2004, 63 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund and WHO - World Health Organization, Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Guidelines on Care, Treatment and Support for Women Living with HIV/AIDS and their Children in Resource-constrained Settings, (NLM classification: WC 503.2), WHO, Geneva, 2006, 83 pp. (Also available at http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/616_filename_srh_hiv-aids.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Office for the Pacific, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Situation Analysis for Solomon Islands: A Review of Literature and Projects 1995-2005, HQ27.A368 2006, UNFPA Office for the Pacific, Suva, 2006, 63 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNFPA - United Nations Populations Fund, Strategic Guidance on HIV Prevention: Preventing HIV, Promoting Reproductive Health, UNFPA, New York, 2002, 34 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • United Nations General Assembly, Further Actions and Initiatives to Implement the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly, S-23/3, United Nations, 16 November 2000, 42 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • United Nations General Assembly, Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS: "Global Crisis - Global Action", Resolution adopted (27 June 2001) by the General Assembly, A/RES/S-26/2, United Nations, 2 August 2001, 15 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Utomo, Iwu Dwisetyani, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Indonesia: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, January 2003, 47 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Indonesia.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Varga, C.A. and I. Zosa-Feranil, Adolescent Reproductive Health in Philippines: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues, POLICY Project, January 2003, 39 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Philippines.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Vieira Villela, Wilza and Alessandra Nilo, Comparative Report 2008 - UNGASS AIDS Forum: Monitoring UNGASS-AIDS Goals on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2008, 84 pp. (Also available at http://www.aidsportal.org/repos/UNGASS%20Shadow%20Report.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Walston, Naomi, Cambodia: Family Planning Programs and HIV/AIDS Services, Results of Focus Group Discussions, POLICY Project, Cambodia, February 2005, 24 pp. (Also available at http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/CamFP-HIV_FGDs.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, Towards Adulthood: Exploring the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in South Asia, WHO, Geneva, 2003, 242 pp. (Also available at http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/publications/towards_adulthood towards_adultwood.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection in Infants and Children: Towards Universal Access: Executive Summary of Recommendations, WHO, Geneva, 2010, 10 pp. (Also available at http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/paediatric/paed-prelim-summary.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, PMTCT Strategic Vision 2010 - 2015 : Preventing Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV to Reach the UNGASS and Millennium Development Goals, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2010, 40 pp. (Also available at http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/mtct/strategic_vision.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization and UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund, Glion Consultation on Strengthening the Linkages between Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS: Family Planning and HIV/AIDS in Women and Children, WHO/HIV/2006.02, WHO, 2006, 4 pp. (Also available at http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/stis/docs/glion_consultationsummary.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, Gender and Women's Health, Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS: Setting the Research Agenda, Meeting Report Geneva, 23-25 October 2000, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2001, 33 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office, Women, Girls, HIV & AIDS, Advocacy Note, World AIDS Day Campaign 2004, WHO - World Health Organization, Manila, 2004, 11 pp. (Also available at http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/F1F88521-518C-4EAC-AF7E-1F07A4E9FF0B/0 WAD2004_Women_Girls_HIV_AIDS.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Yoddumnern-Attig, Bencha; Uraiwan Kanungsukkasem; Supanee Pluemcharoen; Earmporn Thongkrajai; Junsuda Suwanjandee, HIV Positive Women in Thailand: Their Voices and Choices, ICW - The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, 2004. [ PDF File | Details... ]