IHSA

Love, sex and crisis: challenges and paths forward for sexual and reproductive health and rights in humanitarian settings
Organiser(s): Megan Daigle

Excerpt:
Health, and especially sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), is all too often deprioritised by humanitarian response in favour of food and protection, according to FIGO.1 Nonetheless, fertility rates tend to rise during and after crises due to gaps in services and unmet needs, which can be life-threatening: UNFPA has estimated that 61% of preventable maternal deaths globally occur in humanitarian crises or fragile contexts.2 Rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), early marriage, homo- and transphobia, and other harms that result in critical SRHR needs also tend to rise. At the same time, most programmatic efforts are tailored towards maternal health and SGBV interventions for heterosexual, cisgender women of reproductive age.3 This panel invites papers examining SRHR ..
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