Humanitarian crises: advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights

25 December, 2017


Reproductive Health Matters is pleased to present its latest journal issue Humanitarian crises: advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights

All articles are available open access via our journal website:


EDITORIAL: Care with dignity in humanitarian crises: ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights of displaced populations
Monica Onyango, Shirin Heidari

Sea-change in reproductive health in emergencies: how systemic improvements to address the MISP were achieved
Sandra K Krause, Sarah K Chynoweth, Mihoko Tanabe

The 2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: revising the global standards
Angel M Foster, Dabney P Evans,  Melissa Garcia, et al.

Humanitarian response to reproductive and sexual health needs in a disaster: the Nepal Earthquake 2015 case study  
Pushpa Chaudhary, Giulia Vallese, Meera Thapa, et al.

Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers
Akila Radhakrishnan, Elena Sarver, Grant Shubin

Uptake of post-abortion care services and acceptance of post-abortion contraception in Puntland, Somalia
Kingsley Chukwumalu, Meghan Gallagher, Sabine Baunach et al.

“Without this program, women can lose their lives”: migrant women’s experiences with the Safe Abortion Referral Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Ellen Tousaw, Ra Khin La, Grady Arnott, et al.

Programme potential for the prevention of and response to sexual violence among female refugees: a literature review
Gianna Maxi Leila Robbers, Alison Morgan

Sexual violence against men and boys in conflict and forced displacement: implications for the health sector
Sarah K Chynoweth, Julie Freccero, Heleen Touquet

Let’s talk about sex work in humanitarian contexts: piloting a rights-based approach to working with refugee women engaged in sex work in Kampala
Jennifer S Rosenberg, Denis Bakomeza

Clinical outreach refresher trainings in crisis settings (S-CORT): clinical management of sexual violence survivors and manual vacuum aspiration in Burkina Faso, Nepal, and South Sudan
Nguyen Toan Tran, Kristen Harker, Wambi Maurice E Yameogo, et al.

Training reproductive health professionals in a post-conflict environment: exploring medical, nursing, and midwifery education in Mogadishu, Somalia
Abdiasis Yalahow, Mariam Hassan, Angel M Foster

“You have to take action”: changing knowledge and attitudes towards newborn care practices during crisis in South Sudan
Samira Sami, Kate Kerber, Barbara Tomczyk et al.

Using a quality improvement approach to improve maternal and neonatal care in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Michelle Hynes, Kate Meehan, Janet Meyers et al.

Legal strategies to protect SRHR in the context of the refugee crisis in Europe: a complaint before the European Ombudsperson
Elena Laporta Hernández

This themed issue has been funded by a generous grant from the Government of the Netherlands.