Improved Access to Reproductive Health Services, crucial to attainment of MDG 4 & 5

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Improved Access to Reproductive Health Services, crucial to attainment of MDG 4 & 5
According to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD,1994), Reproductive Health is ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and its functions and processes. Reproductive health therefore implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. Implicit in this last condition are the right of men and women to be informed about and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning, as well as other methods of legal birth control. It also includes access to appropriate health-care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.’

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