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Changing Demographics, Poor Socio-Economic Conditions, Lack Of Funding Challenge Sexual, Reproductive Health Service Providers In Haiti, Devex Reports

Devex: In Haiti, lack of funding for social programs undermines sexual and reproductive health services
“Haitian community-based organizations at the forefront of sexual and reproductive health services delivery are struggling to address new challenges posed by changing demographics and unfavorable socio-economic conditions. Urbanization, a breakdown of traditional family structures, and poverty are among factors that have given rise to harmful sexual practices among the country’s youth leading to increased exposure to sexually transmitted diseases, unsafe abortions, and gender-based violence, according to public health experts…” (Halais, 11/30).

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