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Hopes and mirage of PWDs accessing SRHR services in south west region

After five years of brutal war in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, a war which shows little or no sign
of ending, PWD have been exposed to precarious conditions, which makes them more prone to
sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems such as sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV),
unwanted pregnancy, HIV infection, abortions etc. PWD have been reported to have lower education level
when compared to their non-disable peers, therefore, most of them are not aware of their Sexual and
Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).

SRHR in humanitarian settings is frequently not seen as important as other life-saving factors including water, sanitation, and shelter. Emphasis on SRHR for persons with disability from organizations like the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings (IAFM) have led to an expansion in research on SRHR for PWD.

With our mandate to bridge barriers to health care for the vulnerable population, we present this document as a guide to enlighten the society, and relevant stakeholders on the SRH health needs of PWD and peculiar barriers they faced when accessing SRH services. The work was an exploratory study to examine the SRH
knowledge, experiences, and barriers PWD face to accessing SRH services in conflict areas in the
Southwest Region of Cameroon. click on the linked below to read more

SRHR research report for PWD falcoh

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