This web feature outlines the best available information on the impact of the medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It synthesizes quantitative data on trends over time, the relationship between medicalization and overall FGM/C prevalence, and qualitative data on provider and community perspectives.
The participation of adolescents, ages 10 to 18, in health research poses legal and ethical challenges, particularly when the research focuses on sexual and reproductive health. This document highlights some of these challenges and outlines how they may be addressed.
Health care providers' biases regarding the provision of contraceptives to adolescent and young adult women may restrict women's access to contraceptive methods and affect quality of care. This article encourages interventions that address underlying sociocultural beliefs that create a barrier to proper reproductive health care.
Evidence to End FGM/C is a research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. The program examined FGM/C and its association with HIV, fistula, and early/child marriage. The findings are documented in a set of six research reports and three evidence briefs.
Unmet sexual and reproductive health needs are a critical threat to individual health, and gender inequalities remain a significant barrier to addressing these needs. This report addresses male engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of their partners, their families, and themselves through gender norms and attitudes.
This report covers the United Kingdom’s House of Commons committee sessions on sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. Sexual exploitation and abuse is endemic across aid organizations, countries, and institutions. Leadership and engagement have collectively failed to address these issues for years.