Expanding Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Through Nursing Education

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2017 Sep-Oct;46(5):e149-e156. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.02.004. Epub 2017 May 9.


Thoughtful, unbiased, evidence-based content in nursing education is crucial for the development of confident and competent nurses who provide care in every setting. The purpose of this article is twofold: to provide evidence to show that comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care by nurses is informed by educational exposure to content and to provide recommendations for change at the individual, institutional, and structural levels to improve and expand sexual and reproductive health services.

Keywords: health service delivery; nursing education; sexual and reproductive health.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Quality Improvement
  • Reproductive Health / education*
  • Reproductive Health Services / standards*
  • Sex Education / methods*