Why SRHR matters

Sexual and reproductive health rights include the right to dignity, autonomy, privacy, information and health.

Improving SRHR matters for promoting gender equality, and because investment in SRH has personal, social and economic benefits, including: saving and improving people’s lives; slowing the spread of HIV; encouraging greater equality across genders; providing essential support to LGBTI people who have, historically, been excluded from accessing sexual and reproductive health services in most parts of the world. Improved access to SRHR can also stabilise population growth and reduce poverty.