Sexual & reproductive health

The access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to modern contraception, is a basic human right. The use of modern contraception in Moldova varies between 47% and 34% in different regions. 9.5% of women declared unmet needs for modern contraception.

The HIV prevalence rate in Moldova of 0.6% (people aged 15-49) with an estimated 18000 people living with HIV is particularly worrying. Moldova is ranked second in the world in terms of secondary infertility rate (21.2%). 1 in 5 women who already have a child no longer can have the second. At the same time, three

The access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to modern contraception, is a basic human right. The use of modern contraception in Moldova varies between 47% and 34% in different regions. 9.5% of women declared unmet needs for modern contraception.

The HIV prevalence rate in Moldova of 0.6% (people aged 15-49) with an estimated 18000 people living with HIV is particularly worrying. Moldova is ranked second in the world in terms of secondary infertility rate (21.2%). 1 in 5 women who already have a child no longer can have the second. At the same time, three women die every week in Moldova from cervical cancer despite of the fact that this disease can be prevented.

UNFPA Moldova is working with the Government and with a wide range of national partners to ensure the access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, including family planning and cervical cancer prevention. UNFPA assisted the Government to take the ownership over the procurement of contraceptives and providing them free of charge to most in need.