The Reproductive Health Training Center (RHTC) in Moldova is providing free counselling and reproductive health services to Ukrainian women and girls at its fully accessible office space in the capital city, Chisinau. RHTC is among the few organisations in Moldova providing these services in a space that meets international accessibility standards, as many other facilities remain inaccessible to women and girls with disabilities. RHTC is also continuing to offer medical abortion consultations via telemedicine for those unable to visit their office in person.
In addition to offering free services and counselling, RHTC has contributed to the elaboration of a short brochure containing information about the various sexual and reproductive health services available in Moldova, directed toward Ukrainian refugees. Services described in the brochure include contraceptive counselling, medical help during pregnancy, help in cases of sexual violence, abortion counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, youth-friendly health services, and services for people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The brochure is available in both Russian and Ukrainian and is currently in the process of being printed for distribution by UNFPA Moldova.
Among those who contributed to its development are the Ministry of Health of Moldova, UNFPA Moldova, “Nicolae Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Youth Media Center, and Moldovan civil society organisations.
SOURCE: Astra CEE Bulletin on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights No 02 (206) 2022, p.8