You are here

The purpose is to ensure that all people have the ability to decide when and how many children to have, to have safe pregnancies and to develop their sexuality freely and without violence.

The strategies are aimed at:

  • Developing and implementing sexual and reproductive health policies and regulations.
  • Improving access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Improving the supply and demand of modern contraceptive methods.
  • Improving maternal and neonatal health, prioritizing access to intercultural services, emergency obstetric and neonatal care networks, and family planning.
  • Preventing teenage pregnancy, HIV and gender-based violence. 
  • Implementing comprehensive sexuality education 
  • Strengthening organizations of women, adolescents, youth and people with disabilities to increase demand and advocacy for sexual and reproductive rights.

The success of this component translates into the reduction of unintended pregnancies, abortions, obstetric complications and maternal deaths, contributing to UNFPA's transformative outcomes.

  • National Health and Nutrition Survey 2018, Studies of Omission Costs in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Impact of Adolescent Pregnancy.
  • National Sexual and Reproductive Health Plan for the National Health System, and Intersectoral Policy for the Prevention of Pregnancy in Girls and Adolescents.
  • Assured availability of modern contraceptive methods. 
  • Strengthening of national institutional capacities for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, maternal health services and childbirth care with intercultural competencies.
  • Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Public Health for the continuity of sexual and reproductive health services, including a comprehensive approach to HIV, in the context of the pandemic.


The Putumayo canton, located in Sucumbíos and borders Colombia with the Putumayo River, is home to more than 20 communities of the Kichwa nationality. UNFPA supports the Ministry of Public Health and indigenous communities to ensure equitable access to sexual and reproductive health services.

The delivery room in Puerto del Carmen is equipped for intercultural care and provides technical assistance for the creation of a network for essential community obstetric and neonatal care. UNFPA have delivered radios and an ambulance boat, in addition, regular emergency obstetric and neonatal care drills are carried out. All these actions contribute to guaranteeing the life and health of women and their children.