Essential Medicines for Reproductive Health:

Guiding Principles for Their Inclusion on National Medicines Lists

No. of pages: 110

Publication date: 2006

Author: Jolene Beitz, Jane Hutchings, Dawn Bass and Michele Burns

Publisher: UNFPA, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), World Health Organization

In addition to providing a list of essential reproductive health supplies, this guidebook outlines the steps necessary for including reproductive health medicines on country-level lists of essential medicines. It also highlights the consequences of poor reproductive health and the importance of devoting resources to its betterment and reviews the concept of essential medicines lists and their significance.