Impact of the Tsunami on reproductive health

Author:

Carballo, M., Hernandez, M., Schneider, K., & Welle, E.

Editor:

First

Date:

2005

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender and Tsunamis

Language:

English

Publisher:

Unkown

Full Harvard Reference:

Carballo, M., Hernandez, M., Schneider, K., & Welle, E. (2005). Impact of the Tsunami on reproductive health. J R Soc Med 2005;98:400–403

A short article that stresses the imperative to understand and respond to the reproductive health needs of people affected by disasters. Drawing on the case of the 2004 Tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean, the analysis focuses on pregnancy and motherhood, gynaecological care, family planning, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS, and adolescent reproductive health, gender-based violence and poor access to care.