Healthcare is the human right where half of the world population is sacrificing necessary health services because of financial restraints.
However, UHC (Universal Health Coverage) is changing the statistic. Thus, the promise is to accomplish the reproductive and sexual health services.
Although, UHC idea is powerful and simple, assuring necessary medicines, access to quality health services, vaccines and for protecting people. In contrast to disastrous and monotonous health costs, they are reducing poverty and enhance the outcomes of health.
Therefore UHS is launching as a central tenet of SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals).
SDGs are protecting reproductive and sexual health as the necessary condition of gender equality, where girls and women cannot control other aspects.
However, sexual and reproductive health is thrown away from the strategies of healthcare for political convenience, intimidating to disrupt efforts.
With all the fault, women are facing uneven social, financial and political obstacles for healthcare access.
As costs are constantly higher than men, initially because of coverage or bounds on sexual and reproductive health services. However, it is securing law from attaining care.
Hence, the barriers are mainly high for women with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals, rural women, adolescents, and indigenous women.
Rather than avoiding the concern of sexual & reproductive health governments must identify the responsibility to report the needs of women.
On the other hand, a central role where sexual and reproductive health shows in women’s lives, the cooperative nature of women’s health and the effect on the community.
Hence, UHC programs are proposing the design.
For instance, on reducing the maternal mortality, it’s not enough for providing antenatal attention, postnatal care, and safe delivery. Whereas women need access to legal, safe and cost-effective post-abortion care and abortion services.
Similarly, decreasing STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) like AIDS and HIV is not likely lacking access to care, testing, and prophylactics. Hence, it is recognizing the power dynamics and gender increasing the transmission.
However, the vital sexual & reproductive health services are comprising access to infertility treatment & prevention, contraception, services to report violence.
Hence, the government is negotiating a groundbreaking declaration, on placing the range of sexual & reproductive health services at the center of UHC strategies.
As healthcare costs for women and families are remaining excessively high and cost of public-health will increase. Hence, women search for life-risking penalties of poor maternity care, insufficient access to abortion and contraception services.