Gender

Jhpiego recognizes the importance of gender equity as critical to enhancing the health of women, girls, and their families. Gender inequality inhibits women and girls from effectively understanding, accessing, and utilizing sexual, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services. These include the lack of power to decide to use family planning methods to control if, when, and how often to become pregnant; health risks due to gender-based violence (GBV); the lack of mobility, resources or decision-making capacity to deliver safely in a facility or with a skilled birth attendant; and discrimination and abuse in health facilities that are rooted in gender norms.


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