Reproductive health and midwifery is a comprehensive healthcare specialty. It includes a myriad of current and emerging reproductive health issues and topics that are clinical and interdisciplinary. They often impact men, women, children and adolescents. Some of the most common areas of focus include:
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Reproductive Health Cancers
- Preconception, Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Care
- Sexual Health, Human Rights and Gender Equity
For more information/resources regarding reproductive health and midwifery:
- Reproductive Health Report: Published by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), this report analyzes the state of sexual and reproductive rights in Kenya. The report makes a number of recommendations that all healthcare stakeholders should apply to their practice in order to help protect the rights of the most vulnerable populations.
- WHO Reproductive Health Library: This site provides resources on labour and delivery, postnatal care, menopausal care and hypertension during pregnancy, among others. It provides access to podcasts, specific guidelines, recommendations and videos all catered to reproductive health and midwifery.
- Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU): This organization champions and enables equal rights for all people in Uganda based on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
- Family Planning and Reproductive Health Tanzania: This report by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), highlights the importance of family planning in Tanzania to support broad-based development by reducing maternal, child and infant mortality rates.
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): This is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. They aim to enhance global reproductive health by promoting the sexual and reproductive rights of women and young people.
- Maternal/Fetal Health During Pregnancy: Under the Global Health Network umbrella, this site features articles on the most current best-evidence practices related to maternal and fetal health throughout all stages of pregnancy.
- Division of Reproductive Health (DRH): As part of the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MOH), this department plans, implements and monitors programmes to promote the reproductive health of the Kenyan people.
- International Journal of Childbirth (IJC): This journal is for students, policy makers, doulas, researchers, educators, etc. who have an interest in midwifery or would like to expand their knowledge of midwifery practices.
- African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery: This is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to disseminate the wide-ranging research related to prenatal care, postpartum care and all areas relating to midwifery, in order to enrich their readers’ evidence-based best practices.
- Reproductive Health Journal: This open-access journal from BioMed Central publishes resources on adolescent health, fertility and midwifery, with the overall aim of analyzing the global impacts resulting from changes in reproductive health.
- British Journal of Midwifery (BJM): This journal is intended for those in clinical and professional midwifery positions who are looking to enhance their practice and provide the best possible support to the women and newborns in their care.