Universal health coverage for access to sexual and reproductive health services & information
Universal access to safe, effective, and quality sexual and reproductive health services and information remains elusive for many vulnerable and marginalised groups around the world. The move towards universal health coverage (UHC) aims to ensure all people have access to safe, effective, and high-quality health services when needed without incurring financial hardship. UHC’s focus on universality and inclusion make it an important vehicle to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services and information to people who have historically faced stigma, discrimination.
There is little guidance to advise national governments on legislating for equitable and universal access to sexual and re-productive health services and information, which is part of the SDG targets 3.7 and 3.8. This ambition is further complicated in settings with restrictive laws, policies, and ideologies about sexuality and reproduction.
This project aims to offer normative guidance and practical policy tools to national policy makers, advisory agencies (such as WHO), and advocates for writing (domestic) legislation to promote universal to access to sexual and reproductive health services and information. Working with the members of the Academic Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy, this project will collect, describe, and analyse how access to sexual and reproductive health services and in-formation is embedded in national law and policy in different countries. Ultimately, this project will produce a comprehen-sive analysis of how UHC laws can protect and promote all aspects of sexual and reproductive health.
Dr. Katrina Perehudoff, Carles Pericas Escalé (2019)
Ghent University - ICRH
Academic Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy
November 30, 0001 - November 30, 0001