Makerere University College of Health Sciences,


Sexual and reproductive health and rights or SRHR is the concept of human rights applied to sexuality and reproduction. It is a combination of four fields that in some contexts are more or less distinct from each other, but less so or not at all in other contexts

SRHR is an umbrella for various issues that affect men and women alike. It represents four separate areas: 

  1. Sexual health
  2. Sexual rights
  3. Reproductive health
  4. Reproductive rights.


Sexual Health

Sexual health today is widely understood as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality. It encompasses not only certain aspects of reproductive health

Sexual Rights

Human rights include the right of women freely and without coercion, violence or discrimination, to have control over and make decisions concerning their own sexuality, including their own sexual and reproductive health

Reproductive Health

Reproductive health, implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safer sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so

Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health.

SRHR Organizations for Adolescents in Uganda

  1. Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre
  2. Friday Adolescent Clinic – Mulago Hospital
  3.  Naguru Youth Health Network
  4. Marie Stopes Uganda
  5. Reproductive Health Uganda