ResultsinHealth strives to improve the sexual and reproductive health of populations, focusing on the most affected
Freedom to choose includes choices about sexuality, contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and abortion. ResultsinHealth conducts research, builds capacity, implements projects and disseminates evidence on sexual and reproductive rights in countries around the world.
An example of our work
ResultsinHealth’s study on disease prevention interventions among "Men who have Sex with Men” (MSM) for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Despite numerous interventions that target the behaviour, knowledge and attitudes of MSM, outbreaks of STIs and HIV infections have been reported across Europe. ECDC asked ResultsinHealth to assess the effectiveness of behavioural and psychosocial HIV/STI prevention interventions for MSM in Europe.
ResultsinHealth's added value
ResultsinHealth established a consortium of agencies with specific experience in key areas of the study, including the Dutch ‘National Institute for Public Health and the Environment’ (RIVM) and the Dutch Schorer Foundation. A systematic review was carried out on the literature on HIV/STIs prevention interventions for MSM since 1995, and findings were analysed using a specific USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) methodology.
The outcomes and practical implications were discussed at a two-day expert meeting for representatives of all 27 EU Member States, and decisions were made for action. The results were also presented in the Future of European MSM conference (FEMP 2011) and in the International AIDS Conference 2012 in Washington DC, USA. An ECDC publication on this work was published in 2013.