School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Reproductive health has a significant impact on a person’s overall wellbeing. Despite this, it is not given major attention. Many people are still unaware of the importance of reproductive health, and one reason for this is the often-overlooked role of nurses in sexual and reproductive health. Nurses, midwives and lady health visitors are the healthcare professionals that play a pivotal role in promoting reproductive health. However, due to several factors, such as burnout among nurses and a lack of educational preparedness, this role of nurses remains unaddressed. This article discusses the general determinants that contribute to the underutilization of nurses in this area and offers recommendations that can be put into action to address these problems and promote reproductive health.
Vadivala, R, Amin, A, Jessani, S, & Hudani, S. An unaddressed role of nurses: Barriers in promoting reproductive health in Pakistan: A commentary paper. Journal of Asian Midwives. 2023;10(1):38–43.