A long way to go: a systematic review to assess the utilisation of sexual and reproductive health services during humanitarian crises
Citation: Singh NS, Aryasinghe S, Smith J, et al. A long way to go: a systematic review to assess the utilisation of sexual and reproductive health services during humanitarian crises. BMJ Global Health 2018;3:e000682.
Despite increased attention to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service provision in humanitarian crises settings, the evidence base is still very limited.
Women and girls are affected significantly in both sudden and slow-onset emergencies and face multiple sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges in humanitarian crises contexts. There are an estimated 26 million women and girls of reproductive age living in humanitarian crises settings, all of whom need access to SRH information and services. This systematic review aimed to assess the utilisation of services of SRH interventions from the onset of emergencies in low- and middle-income countries. More research is needed to identify interventions and modalities of implementation for known SRH interventions to increase utilisation of SRH services in diverse humanitarian crises settings and crises-affected populations.
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