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Opinion: The long road to addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of Rohingya refugees

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In humanitarian crises, sexual and reproductive health services become both an extraordinary challenge, as well as a lifesaving need. Of the 129 million people around the world who require humanitarian assistance, approximately one-quarter are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age. Neglecting reproductive health in a humanitarian setting can have dire consequences, including increases in mortality and morbidity, sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and unsafe abortions, among other risks.