Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health Position Paper

This position paper advocates for a rights-based approach to ensuring all women can access comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care appropriate to their needs, regardless of their location, age, sexuality, financial status and religious and cultural background. It explores seven key areas and makes a number of recommendations for action to improve sexual and reproductive health ouctomes.

NB: This publication contains some out of date recommendations and language, which reflect the times in which it was published. It maintains herstorical and historical significance and as such has been included.

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