Open access – Position Statement

Open access – Position Statement

The sexual reproductive health of women: unfinished business in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region
A joint Position Statement by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)
Tahir Mahmood, Johannes Bitzer, Jacky Nizard, Mary Short & on behalf of EBCOG and ESC Issued to mark the 25th anniversary of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi on 12th November 2019
Pages: 1-8 | DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2020.1718638

The challenges and tasks:

  • First: addressing the unmet need for effective contraceptive methods
  • Second: addressing barriers to access to healthcare for migrant women with irregular status
  • Third: reducing teenage and adolescent pregnancy rates
  • Fourth: tackling high rates of maternal mortality rates
  • Fifth: addressing restrictive abortion laws, high unsafe abortion rates and high maternal mortality rates
  • Sixth: tackling the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Seventh: combating sexual and intimate partner violence

We commit to work together with UNFPA EECA Region towards achieving three transformative results of UNFPA in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia by 2030. This will be achieved by focussing our multi-prong strategies.

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