Enlisting the Armed Forces to Protect Reproductive Health and Rights

Lessons from Nine Countries

No. of pages: 99

Publication Date: 2003

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 0-89714-676-X

Taking advantage of the considerable organizational and human resources of military institutions to protect reproductive health and rights is emerging as a powerful strategy in both peacetime and conflict situations. For decades, UNFPA has worked with the military sector to reach out to men with information, education and services on family life and family planning. This experience is now being applied to a wider spectrum of reproductive and sexual health concerns, including maternal health, HIV/AIDS prevention and reduction of gender-based violence. This digital document offers lessons learned from reproductive health projects in nine different military organizations.