Knowledge Center on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Migration

Knowledge centerThe Knowledge Center on Sexual and Reproductive health and Migration aims to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice, by 1) collecting and disseminating evidence based knowledge about sexual reproductive health and migration, and 2) educating, raising awareness, and informing healthcare providers in their practice.

Across Europe, about 10% of all births are among migrant women, and some migrant women have a higher incidence of adverse birth outcomes (such as maternal mortality or near miss, neonatal mortality, congenital anomalies and instrumental births). It is crucial for health care providers to be able to assess their patients’ risks, based on their migration profile and medical as well as sociocultural background. The knowledge center uses Rosling’s principles of Factfulness to dissiminate a fact-based understanding of SRH, and how to best provides healthcare improving the health of migrant patients. The project is developed in collaboration with health care providers from the Women’s clinic at Uppsala University Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset) and Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gyneacologists (SFOG) working group for global reproductive health (Global-ARG).

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Synopsis of scientific publications

Female genital cutting (FGC)

Attitudes towards female genital cutting after migration from Somalia to Sweden

Sexual health counselling targeting girls and young women with female genital cutting in Sweden

Seven things to have in mind when meeting women having undergone female genital surgeries in Africa

Immigrant women and SRHR services in Sweden

Jämlikhets- och mångfaldsarbete i mångkulturell reproduktiv sjukvård i Sverige

Immigrant women’s use of contraceptives and HIV testing in Sweden

Challenges and opportunities for sexual and reproductive healthcare services for Thai women in Sweden

What are the health problems for migrant women and babies, and what are the risk factors?


Communication barriers and use of interpreter

Intercultural mediators