For this issue of Reproductive Health Matters, we 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. Article topic suggestions include:
- 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 behavior?
- 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 urbanization impact equitable access, quality of services and care, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes?
- What kinds of policies and programs 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 organizations and community health worker programs play in promoting or hindering sexual and reproductive health equity within countries?
Further descriptions about the topic of the special issue may be found here.
The special issue will be co-edited by Gita Sen, Aditi Iyer, and RHM’s Editor-in-Chief.
We look forward to reading your article.
Want to submit your research?
Submit by May 1, 2018 through our Editorial Manager system.
Please visit the journal's instruction for authors page to learn more about the submission process.