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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Implementing the Action plan for sexual and reproductive health – how policies can make a real difference

When national and regional experts in sexual and reproductive health from 21 countries met in Stockholm, Sweden, on 30–31 August 2018, a success story from Portugal illustrated how policy changes in this area can make a huge difference.


Video: The six things I'd advise my teenage daughter on her sexual health

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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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