In 1993, a group of advocates in the arena of women’s reproductive health and rights realised that there were very few journals existing in the field. Further, most of the existing journals focused on clinical, population and family planning issues, and reported only quantitative research.
The original group – including founding editor, Marge Berer, and founding co-editor, TK Sundari Ravindran – ... [Show full abstract] identified a need for a women-centred and global viewpoint on the issues, along with a combined public health/rights perspective on laws, policy and service delivery.
What emerged was Reproductive Health Matters : we now cover male as well as female health issues, welcome viewpoints from many disciplines, and aim to take a completely global perspective.
We are read by a variety of those involved in or interested in sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, including advocates, activists, health workers, health agencies, researchers, service providers, political negotiators, and those involved in developing human rights treaties.
We offer the journal on subscription and also distribute copies at relevant conferences. We are particularly committed to making sure that the journal is read even in resource-constrained settings, so we offer free subscriptions in certain areas and to certain groups. Indeed 90% of our subscribers …