Published On: Thu, Feb 16th, 2017

Indigenous women in Guanajuato lack sex health education

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So far, Guanajuato’s Health authorities haven’t done any effort to bring sex health educational services to indigenous people living in rural areas of the state.

Therefore, Guanajuato currently occupies the third place of 10 states, investigated by the Institute of Leadership Simone de Beauvoir and ReDefine, in the lack of this type of educational services.

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Aguascalientes is placed on first, followed by Guerrero, Guanajuato, Quintana Roo and Veracruz.

Female condoms are available just in 28 of 547 Health Centers in the State.

In that sense, only 9 municipalities in Guanajuato provide information about contraceptive methods, reported Angel Ángel Ruiz Tovar, Academic Research.

Social Audit of Indigenous Women on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

The Institute of Leadership Simone de Beauvoir and ReDefine implements social programs of formation and support for indigenous women in Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Quintana Roo , Veracruz and Yucatan.

These programs are based on the development of capacities to monitor the provision of sexual and reproductive health services and the implementation of the National Strategy for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy (ENAPEA) through access to information and direct monitoring services.

With the information gathered, local governments will be able to come up with specific recommendations for improvement actions from a gender, human rights and interculturality perspectives.

The project seeks to improve the provision of sexual and reproductive health services and strengthen citizen participation in order to provide sex health education to indigenous communities throughout the country.

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