SRH Commodities: Measuring Prices, Availability & Affordability (Methodology & Data Entry Manual)

SRH Commodities Methodology & Data Entry Manual | 10 October, 2017 | Download PDF

Good sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to reproduction for both men and women, including adolescents. Maintaining good SRH means people need access to accurate information and to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception methods of their choice. They must be informed and empowered to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and, when necessary, receive timely and affordable treatment. And when they decide to have children, women must have access to services that ensure they have a fit pregnancy, safe delivery and healthy baby. Every individual has the right to make their own choices about their SRH and family planning.

Despite all efforts, 800 women a day worldwide die of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, such as unsafe abortion and obstetric complications, severe bleeding, infections, pre-eclampsia and obstructed labour. In addition to the threat of death, some obstetric-related injuries and disabilities cause long-term morbidity. In 2012 alone, there were an estimated 357 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), 62 million of which occurred in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The highest prevalence and incidence rates for syphilis are found in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region. Access to antenatal syphilis screening contributes to regional…

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