Although recognized as central to reproductive rights, addressing infertility has been neglected within the global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda. Growing awareness of the magnitude and consequences of infertility has garnered increased national, regional, and international attention to the detection, prevention, and management of infertility and infertility-related stigma. In this policy brief, we document the magnitude and impact of infertility and its connection to broader human rights principles, a SRHR agenda, and sustainable development goals. We call on policymakers, public health and health care providers, and other stakeholders to develop a national action plan to address infertility and infertility-related stigma. We outline 5 priority areas to engage, educate, address, and advocate for a broader focus on infertility and provide country-specific examples of programs designed to meet these priorities.
You can read the full policy brief here: Addressing Infertility within Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Commitment to Human Rights and Sustainable Development – Policy Brief
The executive summary is available here: Breaking the Silence on Infertility – Executive Summary
More information about the SNNL CoP working on Infertility here. SNNL Infertility CoP