Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Indicators for the SDGs

Author(s)

Sneha Barot
,
Susan A. Cohen
, ,
Alanna J. Galati
,
Chelsea Polis
,
Ann M. Starrs
and
Susheela Singh

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will help lay the foundation for health and development over the next 15 years. The goals come with targets and indicators for measuring global progress on that topic area. This report lays out a set of recommended indicators focused on the incorporation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) into the SDGs. While SRHR is critical to many of the SDGs, these recommended indicators correspond specifically to three: health (Goal 3), education (Goal 4) and gender equality (Goal 5). Use at the global level of measureable indicators that are applicable to all countries, such as the ones laid out in this document, will help establish international benchmarks over the coming 15-year period for improving access to critical services and information and promoting individual autonomy related to sexual and reproductive health.

The time is now. Will you stand up for reproductive health and rights?

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This report is accompanied by a news release and a Comment in The Lancet.