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This is a module with a wide range of topics and includes reproductive and sexual health, socio-cultural contexts, maternal health and child health. The list below should be seen as a start to useful readings.
- WHO. Packages of interventions for family planning, safe abortion care, maternal, newborn and child health. Geneva: WHO, 2010.
- The Lancet. Special series: sexual and reproductive health. Lancet. 2006, 368(9547).
- Fajans, P. et al. Helping public sector health systems innovate: the strategic approach to strengthening reproductive health policies and programs. American Journal of Public Health . 2006, 96, pp.435-440.
- Price, N.L. and Hawkins, K. A conceptual framework for the social analysis of reproductive health. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2007, 25(1), pp.24-36.
- Walley, J. and Wright, J. Public health : an action guide to improving health. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Hindin, M. et al. Setting research priorities for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2013, 91, pp.10-18.
Reading by topic
- Girard, F. Taking ICPD beyond 2015: negotiating sexual and reproductive health rights in the next development agenda. Global public health., 2014, 9(6), pp.607-619.
- Galati, A.J. Onwards to 2030: sexual and reproductive health and rights in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Guttmacher Policy Review, 2015, 18(4), pp. 77-84. - Available online: https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2015/10/onward-2030-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-context-sustainable-development
- Health and Development Information Team. Universal access to sexual and reproductive health services. Eldis Health Key Issues Guide, 2008. - Available online: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a08b9ee5274a27b2000c5d/universal_access.pdf
- Shiffman, J. and Smith, S. Generation of political priority for global health initiatives: a framework and case study of maternal mortality. The Lancet . 2007, 370(9595), pp.1370-1379.
Socio-cultural context and sexualities
- WHO, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council. Global and regional estimates of violence against women - Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. Geneva, WHO, 2013. - Available online: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/violence/9789241564625/en/
- Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Report - the state of human rights for LGBT people in Africa. Washington DC, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2014. Available at: www.humanrightsfirst.org/sites/default/files/HRF-HRC-Africa-Report.pdf
- Gyimah, S.O. et al. Challenges to the reproductive-health needs of African women: on religion and maternal health utilization in Ghana. Social Science & Medicine 2006, 62, pp.2930-2944.
- The Lancet. Special series: maternal health. Lancet. 2016, 388(1056,1057).
- WHO. The world health report 2005 : make every mother and child count. Geneva: WHO, 2005.
- Berer, M. Maternal mortality and morbidity: is pregnancy getting safer for women? Reproductive Health Matters. 2007, 15(30), pp6-16.
- Countdown Working Group on Health Policy and Health Systems. Assessment of the health system and policy environment as a critical complement to tracking interventions coverage for maternal, newborn, and child health. Lancet. 2008, 371, pp.1284-1293.
- McCarthy, J. and Maine, D. A framework for analysing the determinants of maternal mortality. Studies in Family Planning. 1992, 23(1), pp.23-33.
- WHO. Compilation of WHO recommendations on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. Geneva: WHO, 2013.
- Sedgh, G. et al. Abortion incidence between 1990 and 2014: global, regional, and subregional levels and trends. The Lancet. 2016, 388(10041), pp.258-167.
- Warriner, I.K. and Shah, I.H. (Eds). Preventing unsafe abortion and its consequences priorities for research and action. New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006.
- WHO. Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems. Geneva: WHO, 2012.
- IPAS. Enhancing the quality of abortion care: successful initiatives to improve clinical skills and facility services. Chapel Hill, IPAS, 2017. Available from: https://ipas.org/resources/enhancing-the-quality-of-abortion-care-successful-initiatives-to-improve-clinical-skills-and-facility-services
- PATH, UNFPA. Reducing unmet need for family planning – evidence based strategies and approaches. New York: UNFPA, 2008.
- Cleland J., et al. Family planning: the unfinished agenda. The Lancet . 2006, 368(9549), pp.1810-1827.
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs, WHO. Family planning: a global handbook for providers. Geneva: WHO, 2011.
- WHO. From evidence to policy. Expanding access to family planning - strengthening health system response: no opportunities missed. Policy brief. Geneva: WHO, 2012.
- Sweat, M.D. et al. Effects of condom social marketing on condom use in developing countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis, 1990–2010 Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2012, 90, pp.613-622.
- UNAIDS. 90-90-90. An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic. Geneva, UNAIDS, 2017. Available from: www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2017/90-90-90
- WHO. Global health sector strategy on sexually transmitted infections: 2016-2021 Geneva: WHO, 2016.
- WHO. Global incidence and prevalence of selected curable sexually transmitted infections. 2008. Geneva: WHO, 2012.
- Dick, B. et al. Preventing HIV/AIDS in young people. A systematic review of the evidence from developing countries. World Health Organization technical report series. 2006, 938, pp1-13.
- The Lancet. Special series: neonatal survival. Lancet. 2005, 365(9464, 9465).
- WHO. Strengthening action to improve feeding of infants and young children 6-23 months of age in nutrition and child health programmes. Geneva, WHO, 2008. [online] available from: www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/44034
- WHO. Global nutrition policy review: What does it take to scale up nutrition action? Geneva, WHO, 2013. [online] available from: www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/84408
- WHO. Essential nutrition actions: improving maternal, new-born, infant and young child health and nutrition. Geneva, WHO, 2013. [online] available from: www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/84409
This list was last updated on 23/01/2019