Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Calls for Papers
22 July 2019

SRHM Journal calls for papers for their 2020 Issue

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Journal is calling for papers for their 2020 Volume, “Universal Health Coverage: sexual and reproductive rights in focus”


Political and public health agendas promise, and evidence indicates, that universal health coverage (UHC) will deliver significant benefits for improved access to health services, including for sexual and reproductive health (SRH). UHC also has potential to protect from impoverishment arising due to ill health. Experiences across low- and middle-income countries suggest that the achievement of UHC requires attention to, and integration of, core principles of equity, solidarity, gender equality and human rights.

This SRHM themed issue explores the promises and limitations of UHC for SRHR, with special attention to rights-based perspectives. We aim to examine whether UHC policies and their implementation sufficiently address SRHR. The journal issue seeks current evidence of UHC reforms at both the global and country level and provides analysis through an SRHR lens. Questions regarding the circumstances under which UHC leads to the improvement or worsening of inequalities and the respect and protection of SRHR will be considered. Examples of UHC reforms that have paid explicit attention to SRHR within a rights framework will be examined.

Scope of Papers:

SRHM Journal welcomes original research and analytical reviews, including implementation research and policy and legal analyses; commentaries and critical perspectives. They also encourage the submission of narratives from individuals with first-hand experiences, and contributions from activists working in the field of SRHR and UHC. Papers discussing the opportunities and challenges that UHC brings in relation to the following topics are of special interest:

  • Attention to SRHR;
  • Universalism, equality, non-discrimination (intersectional) and inclusion;
  • Health systems and health financing;
  • Structural barriers and social determinants;
  • Accountability;
  • Data, research and measurement. 


Submissions will be accepted between July 17 and December 31, 2019. Submit papers at

SOURCE: Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

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