Migrant's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Project
Our project aims to improve the knowledge-base, contribute to and strengthen stakeholder coordination to address the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services to address the needs of asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants in Sweden.
To enable more coordinated, appropriate, accessible and quality assured SRHR response, and to identify the barriers and needs for delivery information to both providers and migrants, thus increase knowledge about sexual and reproductive health prevention and treatment services, including testing for sexually transmitted infections.
Our research approach is using both qualitative and quantitative related to sexual and reproductive health and rights through more age-appropriate, culturally and gender sensitive services that reach migrant groups in need.
The project is divided into 3 parts:
- Surveys assessing migrants' knowledge, attitudes and practices towards accessing SRHR services; testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV in Sweden
- Interviews and discussions on migrant's needs and barriers to access SRHR services and how to improve coordination among key stakeholders for uptake to these services in Sweden
- Assessment on the family planning and partner norms in relation to SRHR among migrants in Sweden
- Assessment on the SRHR preferences and certain risks among migrants in Sweden
- Evaluate the appropriateness of migrant health policies related to SRHR and migrants in Sweden and selected European countries
Research Ethics Approval
The study protocol, consent forms and data collection tools have been approved by the Regional Ethical Review Board in Stockholm and follow accordingly to the ethical guidelines and principles of the WMA Declaration of Helsinki.
Claudia Hanson (KI)
Anna Karin Hurtig (Umeå University)
Bi Puranen (World Values Survey)
Susanne Strömdahl (KI)
Anna Kågesten (KI)
Siri Engberg (KI)
David Saleh (KI)
World Values Survey
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
Behavioural Economics - Stockholm School of Economics
CES - Stockholms Läns Landsting
FORTE - Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Stiftelsen Class Groschinskys Minnesfond