Improving health

The term Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) was not familiar to me until when I joined Stretchers Youth Organization and I got to learn about SRHR.

SRHR is actually about people having the right to have safe sex, enjoyable sex in life and to decide for themselves when and if to have children. It is actually like a roof which shelters a lot of issues that affect both men and women in their daily life like lack of access to health care services, early child and teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortion, unplanned and early pregnancies, child mortality, maternal deaths, domestic violence, HIV and STDs and rape among others.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights mainly touches on four areas which consists of: Reproductive Health that actually ensures healthy reproductive system to men and women by accessing healthcare services, Reproductive Rights which consist of freedom and rights to control your sexual life like when to have a baby or not, Sexual Health which main concern is the mental, physical and social well-being of a person in terms of their sexuality in absence of sexual illness, Sexual Rights which consist of the ability to make decisions on your sexuality about your sexual privacy, sexual partner and sexual pleasure.

To me SRHR is very essential for the country because it will help and contribute a lot in reducing maternal and child mortality rates prevent unplanned pregnancies and abortions among teenagers and prevent the spread of HIV virus. By doing this you find that it will benefit the people a lot.