Integrating Maternal Health within Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Linking maternal health care with family planning and HIV services helps to ensure that women, girls, and their families receive the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. Women save time and money when they have access to integrated services and are often more likely to utilize services when they are provided together. 

Fact Sheet: The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV and Family Planning

Integration of maternal health care with family planning and HIV services helps ensure the highest attainable standard of sexual and reproductive health for women and girls. Women and girls should have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services that includes family planning, essential medicines, skilled and respectful maternity care, and HIV prevention and treatment.

Read The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV and Family Planning  fact sheet. 

Woman-Centered Maternity Care, Family Planning, and HIV: Principles for Rights-Based Integration

Increasingly, family planning and HIV programs are seeking to expand their services to include maternal health care. Watch a CHANGE-sponsored panel dicussion on the movement to integrate health services and the important opportunity to share lessons learned across the different communities on their experiences with rights-based care.

Call to Action for an International Day for Maternal Health and Rights 

We call on governments, international institutions, and the global community of civil society organizations to celebrate and recognize April 11 as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. 

To sign-on to the Call to Action as an organization, please email Devan Shea at dshea@genderhealth.org. Individuals can add their names here: http://bit.ly/IntlMHDay.