Reproductive health

People in good reproductive health, including the forcibly displaced, are not only able to have a satisfying and safe sex life but also to have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.

Access to quality reproductive health services, including adequate emergency obstetric care, can drastically reduce the number of women who die during or after childbirth and ensure that mothers and their children enjoy a healthy life. Reproductive health education for adults and young people is also important, helping to raise awareness about, maternal health, family planning, the fall-out from sexual violence, female genital mutilation, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV.

Tremendous progress has been made in recent years in the provision of reproductive health care to refugees in camps as well as urban areas. But UNHCR believes more needs to be done and that reproductive health services for the forcibly displaced need to be increased and strengthened.