Call for papers: Exploring sexual and reproductive health and Rights (SRHR) inequities within countries
Posted by Maria Codina on March 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm
In the new issue of Reproductive health Matters, they ask authors to explore differences in services, quality of services and care, health knowledge, and health outcomes within countries, based on what are often intersecting social divisions such as race, age, ethnicity, caste, disability, sexuality, and gender. With this issue, RHM aims to contribute to growing global efforts to build the base of evidence for interventions that tackle inequities, and improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes, well-being, and access to rights for all. RHM particularly invites submissions linking issues of inequity, and their intersections, to the following sub-themes:
- Underserved populations
- Social Determinants of Health and SRHR Inequities
- Health Systems
For this issue of RHM, they welcome analytical pieces, critical perspectives, and policy and legal analyses that interrogate issues of sexual and reproductive health equity within countries. We encourage original research articles, along with commentaries and viewpoints. We also encourage the submission of narratives from individuals with relevant first-hand experiences, as well as contributions from activists working in the field of SRHR and health equity.
- What are the experiences of care and services for neglected and underserved populations within countries, and how do these experiences affect sexual and reproductive health outcomes and further health-seeking behaviour?
- In what ways do different living conditions within a country impact equitable access, quality of services and care, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes?
- How do facets of inequities, such as class, gender, social group or geography, intersect and affect both health status and treatment-seeking?
- How do increasing processes of urbanisation impact equitable access, quality of services and care, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes?
- What kinds of policies and programmes have been successful (or not) in addressing inequitable sexual and reproductive health care access, quality and outcomes within countries? What factors contribute to their success or failure?
- What kinds of laws and policies challenge, sustain, or exacerbate these inequities?
- What impact do health systems have on promoting or hindering sexual and reproductive health equity within countries?
- What role do non-governmental organisations and community health worker programs play in promoting or hindering sexual and reproductive health equity within countries?
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Call for Papers available for download here.