What you will get from this report
- An exploration of the three-pronged approach to reproductive health.
- User-centred outcomes essential for advancing women’s reproductive health and rights.
- Proposed actions for policy makers to advance reproductive health.
- Reproductive health is vital for wellbeing, to prevent morbidity and maintain economic productivity. It encompasses pregnancy-related health, some aspects of sexual health and health unrelated to pregnancy.
- Age-appropriate education for reproductive health should start as soon as understanding develops and be continued into adulthood.
- Universal care in reproductive health is important in meeting women's contraceptive, preconception, screening and menopause care needs.
- Provision of socially or medically complex reproductive health care, such as fertility treatment, later abortion and menopause care, should be distributed in a way that prioritises those with the greatest need to help reduce inequalities in access and outcomes.
- Current indicators of reproductive health are not adequate for measuring reproductive wellbeing at population level. New measures are being developed but further work is needed to evaluate and implement them.