- Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Family Planning
- Women, Girls, and HIV
- Maternal Health
- U.S. Foreign Policy & Funding
- Watch: Making U.S. Foreign Assistance Work for Women and Girls in Ethiopia
- Female Condoms and U.S. Foreign Policy
- Family Planning Policy Restrictions and HIV
- U.S. Global Health Initiative
- Global Gag Rule
- Helms Amendment
- Foreign Assistance Budget
- Foreign Assistance Reform
- Kemp-Kasten Amendment
- Abstinence & Fidelity
- Anti-Prostitution Pledge
- Advocacy and Foreign Assistance
- Why Women and Girls?
Components and Attributes
CHANGE’s research indicates three essential components of sexual and reproductive health care: family planning, sexual health, and maternal health. When offered as a comprehensive program in one location or through seamless referral processes, these services can be the most effective method for preventing HIV/AIDS and other STIs, reducing maternal mortality and long-term pregnancy-related injuries, and maintaining healthy families.
User-centered and Participatory
Programs and services are developed based on the needs of the user, who is included in every step of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Services are provided free from judgement and stigma, and the user's privacy and consent is paramount.
Accurate information is provided on all available services and options.
Freedom From Coercion
Services are delivered free of pressure.
Equal Access (race, class age, gender, sexuality, HIV status, profession)
Services are affordable, offered in appropriate languages, physically accessible and are available to all people at all times.
Quality of Care
Services are provided by trained personnel, with quality mointoring and evaluation performed regularly.
Integration of Care
Family planning, sexual health, and maternal health services are offered in one location or through a seamless referral process, and aer linked to services for survivors of gender-based violence.
Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Framework
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- The Promise of MPTs: An Integrated Approach to Women’s Health
May 7, 2013
- The New York Times: High Court Weighs Dispute Over AIDS Funding
April 22, 2013
- Huffington Post: The Right to Fight AIDS
April 22, 2013
- Nigeria: Arrests of Sex Workers Hampers Control of HIV Rates
April 11, 2013
- United States Announces $10 Million in Support for G-8 Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
April 11, 2013
- Huffington Post: Origami Condoms Radically Redesigns Almost Century-Old Latex Protection
April 8, 2013
- Women’s Rights After CSW57: A Battle Won, A War Continues
April 5, 2013
- As anti-prostitution pledge heads to Supreme Court, public health leaders file brief against it
April 4, 2013
- US Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally: What Does it Mean for SRH?
The 2012 United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally is the country’s first comprehensive, multi-sector approach to gender-based violence. What does it mean for sexual and reproductive health?
- Fact Sheet: U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security
The United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP) was issued by executive order by President Barack Obama in 2011. What does it say about sexual and reproductive health and rights?
- U.S. Global HIV Policy: Combination Prevention
This paper outlines why the U.S. must support a true combination prevention strategy, one that scales up proven biomedical tools, integrates sexual and reproductive health services into HIV prevention, and addresses social barriers to HIV prevention.
- GHI Implementation and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Guatemala: A Progress Report
A preliminary analysis of the U.S. Global Health Initiative in Guatemala finds that resource and policy constraints are a barrier to progress.
- GHI Implementation and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia: A Progress Report
A preliminary analysis of the implementation of the U.S. Global Health Initiative in Ethiopia finds that a focus on women and girls is already making a difference.
- Ficha técnica: ¿Qué tiene que ver la planificación familiar con el VIH? Todo.
La planificación familiar voluntaria es un componente indispensable de la prevención y el tratamiento del VIH.
- The U.S. Global Health Initiative and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Integration
Read our new publication on integration, the Global Health Initiative, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
- What Does Family Planning Have to do With HIV? Everything.
Voluntary family planning is an indispensible component of HIV prevention and treatment.
- Advocates for Youth
- Americans for UNFPA
- Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
- Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
- Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)
- Guttmacher Institute
- International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
- International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)
- NARAL Pro-Choice America
- Prevention Now!
- Reproductive Health Matters
- Reproductive Health Outlook
- Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)