SRHR eHealth

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The aim of this study was to investigate the sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of youth and women and propose accessible methods to ensure safe access to these services. This retrospective study aimed to explore the requirements related to sexual and reproductive health and rights among youth and women, while also suggesting alternative approaches to guarantee convenient and secure access to these services. The widespread impact of COVID-19 has rapidly changed the daily lives of people worldwide, including Jordan. While the immediate health consequences primarily affect the elderly, the virus will undoubtedly have multi-faceted effects on the overall well-being of young individuals, both in the short and long term.

Furthermore, researchers endeavored to develop a conceptual model (see below) for the easy and safe access to sexual and reproductive health services in Jordan for women during lockdown. The findings indicated that the lockdown had numerous adverse impacts on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). These included a lack of SRHR guidance when needed, insufficient information and medication, reliance on unverified digital resources such as websites and social media, and disconnection from peers, co-workers, and friends. The sudden imposition of the lockdown left the population unprepared, resulting in a lack of support for SRHR, as primary healthcare centers were unable to receive patients of any kind. Additionally, healthcare workers responsible for SRHR had not received specific training on this topic.

Annex 5 from policy brief: SRHR healthcare delivery model during lockdown.

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  • Covid-19 Grants

  • Small Grants

  • 2020

  • Jordan

  • COVID-19

  • SRHR access

  • SRHR services

  • Share-Net Jordan

  • English

  • Policy Brief

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Policy brief: Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights under Lockdown in Jordan. The objective of this policy brief is to present findings from a study carried out in Jordan following the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Jordan University of Science and Technology

Jordan University of Science and Technology aims to provide high-quality educational and research services in the medical, technological and applied fields of knowledge to manufacture and disseminate knowledge. The university, also, intends to lead and develop human societies, and to create a technological and scientific environment that stimulates excellence, creativity and innovation through effective local and global partnerships.

University of Jordan

The University of Jordan (UJ) was founded in 1962 and has grown to become Jordan’s largest university. In fact, it is the first university in Jordan, established in the capital city of Amman by a Royal Decree in 1962. It has evolved into a comprehensive university with a second branch in the port city of Aqaba. UJ’s mission is not only high academic excellence, but also applying the principles of quality management and the latest technologies in its programmes and strategies