ICPD+25: Reproductive Cancers in Asia and the Pacific Region

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This thematic brief seeks to anchor the morbidity and mortality due to reproductive cancers as a problem of social inequity and of unfulfilled rights of women in Asia and the Pacific. It reports on the burden of reproductive cancers in this region, and the lack of population-based registries and vital registration systems that precludes the understanding of the true number of women who are affected by these cancers. It also discusses the intersecting barriers faced by women, including financial, socio-cultural and geographical barriers, which prevent women from seeking the care that they need to reduce their risk. Finally, it lays out some potential solutions and areas for improvement that could turn the tide in the battle against reproductive cancers in this region. This brief is part of ARROW’s State of the Region Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25), developed as a result of monitoring of 25 years of implementing the ICPD Programme of Action in the region by ARROW and our partners.

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Nadia Rajaram