Reproductive Health Matters becomes
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
This February 2019, Reproductive Health Matters (RHM) becomes Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM), as it continues to build on 25 years of gender and rights-based research, policy, political analysis and advocacy on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
We wish our name and our organisation to fully embody a comprehensive understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights that includes sexuality, sexual health, reproductive health, gender and gender diversity and human rights; an understanding that encompasses health services and health systems, economics and politics, as well as social determinants and and norms, laws, and policies.
Our name represents our vision: a world in which sexual and reproductive health and rights are recognized as fundamental human rights and matters of social justice; and in which the sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of people are fully respected, protected and fulfilled, regardless of age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, geographical residence, race, colour, language, social status or other social, political or personal attributes.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights globally
At the heart of Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) is an INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL with global relevance – The Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Journal. It is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that explores emerging, strategic, as well as neglected and marginalised issues across the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
SRHM, however, is MORE THAN A JOURNAL. It creates and participates in spaces that motivate improvements in research, policy, services and practice; it contributes to capacity building in knowledge generation and inspires new rights-based thinking and action in the field of SRHR through various strategic approaches, and through multi-disciplinary global and local partnerships.
We have a presence in London, Geneva and Cape Town, and work with regional partners in Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Peru, and Russia to promote the dissemination of our publications in seven languages.