This background paper argues for a comprehensive and evidence-based national sexual and reproductive health strategy to improve the health of all in our community, both women and men. In part one we begin with a descriptive snapshot of the sexual and reproductive health of Australians today and of the problems we face. We also give a brief overview of the Australian sexual and reproductive health policy context - past and current. In part two we outline the argument for a national sexual and reproductive health strategy, its scope and key elements and the processes necessary in developing, implementing and evaluating such a strategy. The arguments are informed by internationally agreed definitions and treaties, scientific evidence, examples of best practice, and advice from Australian sexual and reproductive health experts.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy Reference group
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