Resources on Sexual & reproductive health

This document analyzes concerns and improvements for of the implementation of the eight Millennium Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean by showing how they overlap with or may be augmented by the more comprehensive Programme of Action that emerged from the International Conference on Population and Development

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Every minute a mother goes missing. She perishes in childbirth or from complications of pregnancy. Her death is preventable. This tragedy adds up to 529,000 deaths each year, leaving a devastating void in families, communities, entire regions. The emotional, social and economic consequences affect every one of us.

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Based on the public health importance of cervical cancer and the opportunities and challenges presented by rapidly developing technologies, this guidance has been developed for UNFPA country offices and programme managers in the Ministry of Health who would wish to develop or update cervical cancer prevention and control programmes. It includes recommendations for governments and their development partners for strategic planning for cervical cancer prevention and control.

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This guide provides clear and concise information on the strengths and limitations of some of the most commonly used methodologies for making assessments in sexual and reproductive health.

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This document provides guidance and information to institutions, such as Ministries of Health and implementing partners, on the safe disposal of unusable contraceptives.

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This report present s the methodologies used to produce updated and improved global estimates of the resource requirements to achieve the objectives of the ICPD and MDGs, taking the estimates developed in 1994 as the departure point.

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For many years, UNFPA has been supporting the efforts of governments and indigenous women's organizations to establish an intercultural and human rights-centered approach to sexual and reproductive health. The stories in this booklet show some of what has been accomplished with many partners in diverse circumstances.

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Since 2007, when the first systematic UN programme for reproductive health commodity security was launched by UNFPA, women have greater access to contraceptives, more shelves are stocked with essential supplies, and more governments are allocating resources for family planning.

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The goal of this guidance document is to provide a framework for developing an essential Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) package. It focuses on two priority areas: 1) integrating family planning into maternal and newborn care services, and 2) integrating services for preventing and managing sexually transmitted infections/reproductive tract infections into primary healthcare services.

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This briefing paper examines the right to access contraceptive information and services for women and adolescents. It provides practical guidance for activists, scholars, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, governments and other actors working in the area of sexual and reproductive health to integrate human rights into programmes and policies on contraceptive information and services.

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