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The Needs and Challenges of Women’s Sexual & Reproductive Health in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. RHSC Conference, Addis Ababa, June 24 th , 2011 Joanna Dec, IPPF European Network Regional Executive Committee Member. IPPF EUROPEAN NETWORK.

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The Needs and Challenges of Women’s Sexual & Reproductive Health in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

RHSC Conference,

Addis Ababa,

June 24th, 2011

Joanna Dec,

IPPF European Network

Regional Executive Committee Member


IPPF EUROPEAN NETWORK

  • Members in 41 countries in Europe and Central Asia

  • Some of IPPF’s founder members are from the region

  • Creation of 21 MAs in post-Soviet Eastern Europe, Balkans and Central Asia

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights:What do women want?

  • Sexual health and well being

  • Choice of if/when to have children and how many

  • Safe motherhood

  • Bodily integrity

►Access

►Quality

►Information

►Rights

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Contraceptive Prevalence, Modern Methods

Choosing if and when to have a child

Source: UNFPA, State of the World Population, 2010

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Contraceptive Prevalence, Modern + Traditional Methods

Choosing if and when to have a child

Source: UNFPA, State of the World Population, 2010

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Choosing if and when to have a child

Source: UNFPA, State of the World Population, 2010


Link between abortion and reliable contraception

Choosing if and when to have a child

Sources:

UNFPA, State of the World Population, 2010

WHO, European Health For All Database, 2010


Choosing if and when to have a child

Abortions by age group

Source: WHO, European Health For All Database, 2010


Choosing if and when to have a child

Critical Issues

  • Urban/rural disparities in access to services

  • Lack of knowledge on contraceptives and abortion methods

  • Poor quality of services, particularly counselling on contraceptives

  • Limited choice of contraceptives

  • High cost of contraceptives

  • Continuity of supply


Critical Issue:

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

  • Essential for young people to have healthy and fulfilling sexuality

  • Not mandatory in all countries (very controversial in some)

  • Many variations between and within countries on:

  • Starting age and duration

  • Quality of teaching and teacher training

  • Quality of materials

  • Breadth of content: very often narrow (biological) and negative

  • Good materials and guidelines exist: we need to advocate for them

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Thank you!

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