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Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Women and Adolescent Girls living with HIV. Research Report on Qualitative Findings from Brazil, Ethiopia and the Ukraine. (196 КБ) >>>

Дата публикации: 18.07.2012
Описание:Globally, women represent almost half of the 40 million people worldwide living with HIV and are increasingly becoming a larger proportion.  Many women who are HIV positive do not know their HIV status until they become pregnant and are tested as a part of antenatal care. For many HIV positive women, antenatal care and PMTCT are  the primary entry points to SRH services as HIV positive women. This presents an opportunity for counselling and access to services to address future SRH needs. For women living with HIV, the challenges of receiving adequate SRH services are often complicated by stigma and discrimination resulting in denial of their rights under the guise of preserving health or preventing perinatal transmission. Limited access to other health services, including care and treatment, also has dire consequences on HIV positive women’s ability to protect their health, placing this already vulnerable population at even greater risk of morbidity and mortality.

Between January and July 2005, research  teams in Brazil, Ethiopia and the Ukraine carried out a total of 11 focus group discussions and 93 in-depth interviews. In all, the research included 182 respondents, including women and adolescent girls living with HIV, male partners of women living with HIV, providers, and policy influentials. The research explored the sexual and reproductive health intentions and needs of individuals and probed issues relating to family planning, sexually transmitted infections, breast and cervical cancer, maternity care services and  the prevention of mother-to-child transmission as well as access and quality of care.

 

Источник: www.engenderhealth.org

Год издания: 2006