BJOG release: Call for new technologies to protect women globally against unintended pregnancy, HIV and STIs
A new supplement published today in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, focuses on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs). Currently male and female condoms are the only methods which provide combination prevention against unintended pregnancy and STIs, including HIV, but more options are needed. The supplement looks at the public health rationale for MPTs and explores the sexual and reproductive health risks facing women and adolescents worldwide. It particularly focuses on the burden of unintended pregnancies and acquisition of STIs including HIV.
Linkages between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV
"Men build too many walls and not enough bridges", Isaac Newton.
Linkages, or the policy, programmes, services and advocacy synergies between SRH and HIV are approaches that have the potential to increase universal access to both sexual and reproductive health as well as HIV prevention and care.
SRH/HIV: Access to and coverage of services
By minimizing missed opportunities we can increase access and coverage of services for more people including vulnerable populations, and ensure services for people living with HIV that meet their needs and respect their rights.