Assessment of available SRH Data in the Caribbean St Lucia

No. of pages: 38

Publication date: 2008

Author: Ms. Danielle Elias

Publisher: UNFPA

The meaning and definition of sexual and reproductive health has evolved throughout the years. Today it is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. Reproductive health therefore implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.