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SRHM Podcast

By Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM)

The SRHM Podcast explores new research and emerging trends in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters or SRHM promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. At the heart of SRHM is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. SRHM also creates and participates in spaces that motivate improvements in research, policy, services and practice. It contributes to capacity building in knowledge generation.

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Music by Tiber Krisztián and Salamon Botond
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Rights-based SRHR research: concepts, principles and methodologies

SRHM PodcastMay 12, 2021

The moral determinants of reproductive health—not “our lane”?
Nov 08, 202227:32
Pleasure Matters – shining a light on pleasure as a core element of SRHR

Pleasure Matters – shining a light on pleasure as a core element of SRHR

In this episode, four experts discuss the importance of pleasure for health and wellbeing and how it connects to family planning and contraception. They also discuss the pleasure deficit, why it exists and what we can do about it.

This episode is moderated by Anne Philpott who is the Founder and Co-Director of The Pleasure Project - an international education and advocacy organization working to eroticize safer sex. Anne is speaking with Ana Santos, an award-winning journalist who reports on the intersections of sexuality, sexual health, and female migrant labour. She is also a Pleasure Fellow at The Pleasure Project. Anne is also speaking with Mahmoud Garga, Lead Specialist in Strategic Communication, Media Relations and Digital Campaigning at the IPPF Africa Regional Office. He also leads their Treasure You Pleasure campaign across Sub-Saharan Africa. And lastly, Jessica Sanders is also joining the conversion. Jessica is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in the Division of Family Planning and Director of research at the ASCENT Center for reproductive and sexual health. She received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Women’s Health.

Useful links:

The Pleasure Project

The Pleasure Principles – guide to implementing pleasure based sexual health

The Systematic Review on 'What is the added value of incorporating pleasure in sexual health interventions?'

· Explanatory note

· Journal article

The World Association of Sexual Health Sexual Pleasure Declaration

The World Association for Sexual Health’s Declaration on Sexual Pleasure: A technical guide

World Sexual Health Day – Let’s talk Pleasure - 2022

Treasure your pleasure campaign

The campaign, in English, French and Portuguese aims to create a safe space for youth in Africa to talk about sex freely, reducing shame through bold communication that resonates with them and grabs their attention while also advocating for safe sex and the importance of pleasure.

Middle Me Podcast with Ana Santos

By Jessica Sanders:

Sex, poverty, and public health: Connections between sexual wellbeing and economic resources among US reproductive health clients

Measuring the Sexual Acceptability of Contraception: Psychometric Examination and Development of a Valid and Reliable Prospective Instrument

Sep 02, 202259:30
What just happened?: Abortion in the U.S. after Roe

What just happened?: Abortion in the U.S. after Roe

On June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade and thus removed constitutional protection for abortion rights in the country. This decision will hurt millions of people – especially those who already face discriminatory obstacles to health care. In response, we recorded this episode of the SRHM Podcast to better understand the situation in the U.S. right now and the implications of this milestone ruling.

The conversation is moderated by Mindy Jane Roseman, Director of International Law Programs at Yale Law, the Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, and SRHM Associate Editor. Mindy is speaking with Elizabeth Nash, Principal Policy Associate, State Issues with the Guttmacher Institute in Washington, DC, and Rachel Rebouché, Interim Dean of Temple University Beasley School of Law and James E. Beasley Professor of Law.

Useful links:

The new abortion battleground by David S. Cohen, Greer Donley and Rachel Rebouché

Updated map of abortion laws per state:

New numbers on abortion in the US for 2019 and 2020:

Take action:

If you can, consider donating to the Center for Reproductive Rights (, Planned Parenthood (, or other advocacy groups or abortion clinics in the U.S.

Jul 05, 202236:00
Sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice in the war against Ukraine 2022
Mar 23, 202257:53
Poetry for sexual and reproductive justice
Mar 21, 202237:17
Trans reproductive justice
Feb 01, 202234:25
US foreign policy and abortion
Dec 14, 202138:18
Surrogacy and reproductive justice
Nov 30, 202131:23
Texas abortion ban: what it means and what happens next
Nov 04, 202155:22
Rethinking abortion legal reforms in India and South Korea
Oct 27, 202139:03
The effectiveness of self-managed abortion using misoprostol alone

The effectiveness of self-managed abortion using misoprostol alone

In this episode, Dr. Ruvani Jayaweera is in conversation with her colleagues Dr. Heidi Moseson, Ijeoma Egwuatu, and Ika Ayu Kristiangrum about recent research from the SAFE study on the effectiveness of self-managed abortion using misoprostol alone. Together, they discuss how these findings can be contextualized within the clinical literature and the implications of these findings for those who need access to abortion and those who support them.

This episode builds on a commentary published in the SRHM journal entitled, “A love letter to misoprostol, the original abortion medication,” by Dr. Ruvani Jayaweera, Dr. Heidi Moseson, and Dr. Caitlin Gerdts.

SAFE pilot paper:

SAFE protocol paper:

To learn more about GIWYN:

To learn more about Samsara:

Watch the 'Misoprostol' song video: 

Sep 27, 202131:20
Rights-based SRHR research: concepts, principles and methodologies

Rights-based SRHR research: concepts, principles and methodologies

In this first episode of a series on rights-based research and knowledge creation, SRHM Chief Executive, Eszter Kismodi, speaks with three leading experts in the field and together they discuss the important concept of rights-based research and explore why it matters for sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

The speakers in this episode are Sundari Ravindran, Laura Ferguson and Sabina Faiz Rashid.

May 12, 202129:42
Menstrual hygiene in Chennai, India during COVID-19 and beyond
Apr 29, 202116:41
Reflections on research published in 2020 and what's ahead

Reflections on research published in 2020 and what's ahead

In this short episode, Nina Sun, SRHM Associate Editor, and Julia Hussein, SRHM Editor-in-Chief, look back at the research published in the SRHM Journal in 2020 and share their thoughts on emerging trends in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Mar 08, 202110:40