ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Reproductive Health among Refugees

Only in the last decade have international agencies focused on reproductive health issues among refugees. This article describes the situation of refugees in India and covers urban refugees in the stabilisation stage from Afghanistan and Myanmar as registered by the UNHCR. Their reproductive health as a whole appears to have been poor before they obtain a refugee certificate which provides access to subsidies for health care. Myanmar women do seek clinical treatment for their reproductive well-being, unlike the Afghan women, whose reproductive health matters are enfolded in a cultural silence.

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