Intercultural Sexual and Reproductive Health among Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

Resource date: 2010

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA


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.

Culturally sensitive reproductive health models are being implemented in hospitals and communities, in emergency obstetric care units, and primary health care clinics at national and sub national levels. In Bolivia and Ecuador constitutional reform processes have led to the recognition of sexual and reproductive rights and the right to intercultural health. UNFPA country offices are providing and promoting technical assistance for designing or adapting intercultural reproductive health policies and norms, as the reports of Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru demonstrate.Key partners include ministries of health, indigenous women's organizations and networks such as the "Enlace Continental de Mujeres Indígenas de las Américas."

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