Support for media work on sexual and reproductive health and rights

Realising Rights has been working with Panos London to produce a media toolkit on access to sexual and reproductive health services. This has been sent to journalists in Southern and East Africa, Ghana and South Asia.

A literature review was written to inform the media briefing.

The toolkit is the fourth in a series of briefing documents for the
media from the RELAY programme. RELAY works with Southern
print and broadcast journalists to communicate the findings
of academic research in an accessible way. The briefings
set out the main issues around a topic, prompting journalists
to pursue ideas and do further story research themselves. More...


Realising Rights produces a regular newletter that gives a snapshot of some of the crucial policy and programmatic debates in sexual and reproductive health. To view past editions of the newsletter click here...



New id21 health focus on unsafe abortion

Every eight minutes a woman dies somewhere in a developing country due to complications from an unsafe abortion. She most likely had little money or support to obtain safe services. She probably first tried to induce a termination herself.

This issue of id21 health focus highlights the findings from a technical meeting held at the Institute of Development Studies (UK) in April 2007. The meeting brought together experts on unsafe abortion and economists specialising in costing methods. The meeting reviewed recent work estimating the cost of unsafe abortion to the health sector. Participants also discussed the economic costs to health systems, individuals and households, and the links between unsafe abortion and poverty. More....