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Addressing Urban Disparities in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

  • Population Council, UN-Habitat, PSI, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) Online Webinar
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Engage with the Population Council and invited experts from UN-Habitat, PSI, and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in a panel discussion regarding urban disparities in SRHR, and the challenges and opportunities for leveraging the urban context to tackle these disparities.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are a critical component of ensuring that all people, and particularly women and girls, lead healthy and productive lives. Significant inequities in key SRHR outcomes are observed across many demographic and social indicators, including urban residence. Urban environments and populations are extremely diverse with regard to their socio-demographic makeup, economic status, access to key infrastructure and services, social norms and preferences. While a growing body of research highlights this variation in SRHR outcomes within and across cities, a focus on individual level characteristics fails to capture a fully comprehensive view of urban SRHR risks and needs.

This webinar will convene experts to discuss ways to improve SRHR outcomes in the urban context, specifically neighborhood or structural challenges, measurement and data issues, and current gaps to help define a comprehensive research agenda moving forward.