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Ten Years of Democracy in South Africa:Documenting Transformation in Reproductive Health Policy and Status
The advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994 created a unique opportunity for new laws and policies to be passed. Today, a decade later, South African reproductive health policies and the laws that underwrite them are among the most progressive and comprehensive in the world in terms of the recognition that they give to human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights.
The Reproductive Health Priorities Conferences have been a great success in presenting research in this field from the Southern African region, in promoting new research in sexual and reproductive health and in enabling a close interaction between researchers, policy makers and service providers from around South Africa and the neighbouring countries. The conference covers all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including: Sexuality, STI prevention and management, Microbicides, Barrier methods (male & female), HIV/AIDS (Including VCT, pose exposure prophylaxis, MTCT & other topical issues), Adolescents, SRH in children,Men, High risk groups(including se workers, truck drivers, MSM), Contraception, Unsafe abortion, Termination of pregnancy,Maternal health, Infertility, Reproductive tract cancers, Other related SRH subjects. Original papers from a range of research disciplines will be presented including biomedical, healthsystems, social science and behavioural research and issues related to rights and ethics. Guest speakers at this year's conference will include experts from South Africa and the African region, and invited participants from the international agencies, institutions and organisations. We invite you to attend the conference and to submit papers or posters for presentation.