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Jakarta Post

Low awareness hinders women's reproductive health: Study

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 17 2019   /  01:05 am

A four-year study from 2015 to 2018 by the Women’s Health Foundation (YKP) that surveyed reproductive health services in 15 regencies and municipalities has revealed that health facilities are grappling with changing policies and the discriminatory treatment of insurance holders.The study also indicated a lack of general knowledge about the health services covered by the National Health Insurance (JKN).The YKP, along with the Network of Women Concerned About Health (JP2K), initiated the study over growing concerns about women’s reproductive health in Indonesia, with 305 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births as reported in the Health Ministry's 2015 Basic Health Survey (Riskesdas).YKP chairwoman Herna Lestari said that women were generally satisfied with reproductive health services, but many issues still needed to be addressed because reproductive health remained a taboo subject in...