If you work as a counselor, ethical dilemmas are inevitable. Your client may reveal she once committed a felony or that her spouse abuses her, and you have to decide whether to report this.
Definition of reproductive health Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of reproductive disease The importance of confidentiality in counselling infirmity. Reproductive health deals with the reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life.
Implicit in this last condition are the right of men and women to be informed and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice, as well as other methods of their choice for regulation of fertility which are not against the law, and the right of access to appropriate health care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.
Reproductive health includes sexual health, the purpose of which is the enhancement of life and personal relations, and not merely counselling and care related to reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases.
The importance of reproductive health Reproductive health is a crucial part of general health and a central feature of human development. It is a reflection of health during childhood, and crucial during adolescence and adulthood, sets the stage for health beyond the reproductive years for both women and men, and affects the health of the next generation.
The health of the newborn is largely a function of the mother's health and nutrition status and of her access to health care. Reproductive health is a universal concern, but is of special importance for women particularly during the reproductive years. Although most reproductive health problems arise during the reproductive years, in old age general health continues to reflect earlier reproductive life events.
Men too have reproductive health concerns and needs though their general health is affected by reproductive health to a lesser extent than is the case for women. However, men have particular roles and responsibilities in terms of women's reproductive health because of their decision-making powers in reproductive health matters.
At each stage of life individual needs differ. Failure to deal with reproductive health problems at any stage in life sets the scene for later health and developmental problems.
Because reproductive health is such an important component of general health it is a prerequisite for social, economic and human development. The highest attainable level of health is not only a fundamental human right for all, it is also a social and economic imperative because human energy and creativity are the driving forces of development.
Such energy and creativity cannot be generated by sick, tired people, and consequently a healthy and active population becomes a prerequisite of social and economic development. What is new about the concept of reproductive health Reproductive health does not start out from a list of diseases or problems - sexually transmitted diseases, maternal mortality - or from a list of programmes - maternal and child health, safe motherhood, family planning.
Reproductive health instead must be understood in the context of relationships: The most significant achievement of the Cairo Conference was to place people firmly at the centre of development efforts, as protagonists in their own reproductive health and lives rather than as objects of external interventions.
The aim of interventions is to enhance reproductive health and promote reproductive rights rather than population policies and fertility control. This implies the empowerment of women including through better access to education ; the involvement of women and young people in the development and implementation of programmes and services; reaching out to the poor, the marginalized and the excluded; and assuming greater responsibility for reproductive health on the part of men.
How this concept of reproductive health differs from existing family planning and maternal and child health programmes Programmes dealing with various components of reproductive health exist in some form almost everywhere. But they have usually been delivered in a separate way, unconnected to programmes dealing with closely interdependent topics.
For example, the objectives, design and evaluation of family planning programmes were largely driven by a demographic imperative, without due consideration to related health issues such as maternal health or STD prevention and management. Evaluation was largely in terms of quantity rather than quality - numbers of contraceptive acceptors as opposed to the ability and opportunity to make informed decisions about reproductive health issues.
In general, such programmes exclusively targeted women, taking little account of the social, cultural and intimate realities of their reproductive lives and decision-making powers.
They tended to serve only married people, excluding, in particular, young people. Services were rarely designed to serve men even though they have reproductive health concerns of their own, particularly with regard to sexually transmitted diseases.Guidelines on Reproductive Health ***** This document has been prepared by the Secretariat of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action.
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