Sexual and Reproductive Health

A health center in Tirana - Dr. Lindita in a routine day work to deliver health services and counselling to mothers

Good sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce and have children, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so.

Good sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce and have children, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so.

To maintain one’s sexual and reproductive health, people need access to accurate information and the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception method of their choice. They must be informed and empowered to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections. And when they decide to have children, women must have access to services that can help them have a fit pregnancy, safe delivery and healthy baby.

Every individual has the right to make their own choices about their sexual and reproductive health. UNFPA, together with a wide range of partners, works toward the goal of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning.

UNFPA in Albania works to:

-          Train health care providers to provide quality family planning services;

-          Provide sexual and reproductive health services for young people;

-          Prevent cervical cancer and infertility;

-          Support new approaches that ensure people in need have access to contraceptives;

-          Strengthen procurement capacities related to means and supplies for good sexual and reproductive health;

-          Support the most marginalized groups, especially women, girls and young people, to have and maintain good health in emergencies.