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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.

WHO recommendation on clinical diagnosis of intimate partner violence in pregnancy

WHO recommendation on respectful maternity care during labour and childbirth

Sexual health and rights

WHO recommendation on woman-held case notes during pregnancy

Female Genital Mutilation

A social worker in Mali counsels a girl who was subjected to female genital mutilation

Obstetric Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting

Gender-based violence

WHO recommendation on clinical diagnosis of intimate partner violence in pregnancy

Screening women for intimate partner violence in health-care settings

Sexual abuse

A 14-year-old girl tapes her drawing and writing project on a wall during a group therapy session, at a shelter for children who have been abused or sexually exploited.

Cognitive-behavioural interventions for children who have been sexually abused

A female police investigator and a social worker discuss with a 7-year-old girl who was sexually abused by an 18 year old boy, Sierra Leone.

School based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse