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Women's sexual and reproductive health

Good sexual and reproductive health is important for women’s general health and wellbeing. It is central to their ability to make choices and decisions about their lives, including when, or whether, to consider having children.

Sexual and reproductive health is not only about physical wellbeing – it includes the right to healthy and respectful relationships, health services that are inclusive, safe and appropriate, access to accurate information, effective and affordable methods of contraception and access to timely support and services in relation to unplanned pregnancy.

Women's health issues

Different life stages are associated with specific women’s sexual and reproductive health issues including:

Women's sexual and reproductive health - know the facts

Learn some facts about women's sexual and reproductive health - including fertility, contraception, menopause, parental consent and conditions (such as PCOS and endometriosis).


Safer sex

Safer sex practices are important for the sexual and reproductive health of sexually active women of all ages. Access to accurate, impartial and up-to-date sexual and reproductive health information, and services such as:

Getting support and access to services

Having access to sexual and reproductive health services, quality information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and physical and mental health services can all help women achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Myths and facts

We debunk some common myths on popular topics.

Endometriosis - know the facts

Learn some facts about endometriosis. We debunk some myths and explore symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for women.

Information translated into community languages

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We have resources on abortionExternal Link and contraceptionExternal Link available in:

  • English
  • Amharic (ኣማርኛ)
  • Arabic (العَرَبِيَّة)
  • Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian (Lišānā Āshûrāya / ܐܵܬ݂ܘܼܪܵܝܲܐ ܠܸܫܵܢܵܐ)
  • Burmese
  • Dari (درى)
  • Dinka (Thuɔŋjäŋ)
  • Harari (ሃራሪ)
  • Karen (ကညီကျိာ်)
  • Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
  • Nuer (Thok Naath)
  • Oromo (ኦሮሞ፞)
  • Somali (af Soomaali / اَف صَومالي˜)
  • Swahili (Kiswahili / كِسوَهِل)
  • Thai (ภาษาไทย)
  • Tigrinya (ትግርኛ).

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Information in community languages

Chlamydia - know the facts

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmissible infection (STI) caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Anyone can get chlamydia and it can can cause long-term problems if left untreated.

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Reviewed on: 19-02-2021