Reproductive Health Matters becomes Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
Posted by Maria on February 18, 2019 at 9:15 am
This February 2019, Reproductive Health Matters (RHM) becomes Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM), as it continues to build on 25 years of gender and rights-based research, policy, political analysis and advocacy on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
We wish our name and our organisation to fully embody a comprehensive understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights that includes sexuality, sexual health, reproductive health, gender and gender diversity and human rights; an understanding that encompasses health services and health systems, economics and politics, as well as social determinants and and norms, laws, and policies.
Our name represents our vision: a world in which sexual and reproductive health and rights are recognized as fundamental human rights and matters of social justice; and in which the sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of people are fully respected, protected and fulfilled, regardless of age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, geographical residence, race, colour, language, social status or other social, political or personal attributes. Read this month’s editorial: Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters – What’s in a name?