Reproductive health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being, in all areas related to the reproductive system in all areas of life according to the World health organisation. Reproductive health is the ability to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sexual life. It includes the ability to reproduce and the freedom to decide about it. This question is affected by different cultural and social factors. In many countries, taboos and norms on sexuality represent a big obstacle towards providing information, using public health services and other forms of support needed by the youth to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases and preserve their reproductive health.
WHAT IS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Think about it, what are the biggest taboos in your surroundings?
Is there a way to overcome these taboos in the near future?
Worldwide 36-70% of young people don’t use contraception, therefore unwanted pregnancies are a cause of 90% of unwanted childbirths and 89% of insecure abortions. In Europe there are a lot of different initiatives whose goal is to increase public awareness on reproductive health. Very often this is not the case in western Balkan countries, some of the EU members and other EU candidate countries.
In these modules we have gathered the most important information, so you and your peers can have easy online access. This is the easiest and most comfortable way of sharing this type of information.