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Family Planning International, with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Population Action International. 2009. A Measure of the Future: Women's Sexual and Reproductive Risk Index for the Pacific 2009.



Family Planning International, with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Population Action International. 2009. A Measure of the Future: Women's Sexual and Reproductive Risk Index for the Pacific 2009. New Zealand: Family Planning International. 27p. Available at www.fpi.org.nz/LinkClick.aspx ?fileticket=eks3Ol1tHhg%3d&tabid=446

This regional report presents a Pacific Island women's sexual and reproductive risk index, which covers ten indicators measuring women's health status in these four stages--sex, pregnancy, childbirth and survival--in 21 Pacific island countries and territories. Its accompanying narrative outlines the SRHR issues that Pacific women continue to face--including contraception, unsafe abortion, STI STI systolic time intervals.  and HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. , child and maternal mortality and gender-based violence--as well as contextualises these through a description of the Pacific, the social determinants of health Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions under which people live which determine their health. Virtually all major diseases are primarily determined by specific exposures to these conditions.  and the health systems in the region. Some chapters also specifically focus on people "with disabilities, young women, men and boys and women with HIV. The report is intended to provide Pacific policy makers and SRHR advocates with a tool for understanding and overcoming the barriers to Pacific Island women's good health, in order to reach the ICPD objectives and the MDGs.
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