The WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) is a curated collection of high-quality evidence in reproductive health, published by the World Health Organization

New in RHL

WHO recommendations for the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage

A health worker performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman in Senegal.

WHO Recommendation on the use of ultrasound before 24 weeks gestation

Female doctor talking to pregnant woman sitting on bed in hospital

Amnioinfusion for third trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes

Topics

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health

This section summaries of published systematic reviews on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. This includes information on: effective practice in the field of adolescent health, pregnancy prevention, management of adolescent pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS).

HIV & AIDS

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on HIV/AIDS. This includes information on the prevention of HIV through clinical, behavioral and social interventions. It also includes RHL summaries on the management of HIV, including the use of antiretroviral drugs and adjuvant therapies, promoting treatment adherence, and managing HIV/AIDS-related complications.

Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including preconception care, management of miscarriage, antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy, disorders that might affect the unborn baby, complications arising during pregnancy, the induction of labour, and the care of the mother and newborn during and immediately after childbirth.

Fertility regulation

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews evaluating male and female methods of contraception (including emergency contraception), and clinical methods of induced abortion.

Improving health system performance

This section contains RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on a wide variety of interventions and strategies to improve health system performance. This includes interventions to improve delivery of healthcare services, financial arrangements and leadership and governance arrangements. Also included are summaries prepared by the SUPPORT project.

Sexually transmitted infections

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections. For RHL summaries related to HIV/AIDS, please see the separate HIV topic page.

Gynaecology, infertility and cancers

This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on menopause, gynaecological problems, gynaecological cancers, and infertility.

Newborn health

This section contains RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on care of the newborn infant, newborn nutrition and feeding and management of unwell newborns.

Sexual health, human rights and gender equity

This section includes summaries of systematic reviews relating to issues of sexual health, human rights and gender equity. It also contains summaries related to harmful practices and behaviours, such as female genital mutilation, sexual abuse, early marriage and gender-based violence.