In a State of Crisis: Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women in Humanitarian Situations

by Sneha Barot
Guttmacher Policy Review, Vol. 20, 2017

7 pp. 96 kB

Despite progress in recent decades – especially related to the development of standards to address sexual and reproductive health in crisis settings – services on the ground have lagged far behind the need, because of challenges relating to culture and ideology, insufficient data, financial and resource constraints, and inadequate health care systems. Prevention, preparedness and resiliency are increasingly recognized as crucial to equipping communities to avoid crises, endure their effects and get on the path to recovery more quickly.

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