Sexual and reproductive health

Sexual and reproductive health is very personal, so people may have trouble finding or asking for accurate information about it. This may also help explain why these issues are still not addressed openly, and services are inadequate, fragmented and unfriendly in some countries in the European Region. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth, unsafe abortions, reproductive tract infections, sexual violence and women dying from avoidable cancer are just a few of the problems in this area. WHO/Europe assists countries to evaluate their situations and to choose the optimal way to improve them.

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WHO assessment shows sexual and reproductive health must be given higher priority to achieve health for all

WHO country assessments on sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health from Albania, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and Romania show that several areas and interventions are lagging behind on the path to universal health coverage (UHC). Further country assessments are in development for Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Greece.


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Fact sheet on SDGs - Sexual and Reproductive Health (2017)

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is key to improve the quality of life for everyone

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