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Buenos Aires – Vulnerable Citizens Have Equal Access to Reproductive Health Services

Buenos Aires: Acceso equitativo de la ciudadanía vulnerable a servicios de salud reproductiva 

In Buenos Aires, access to sexual and reproductive health services is guaranteed for all residents by law, yet there is a stark gap between quality and availability of those services depending on where one lives. The disparity in access and education resulted in a rise of HIV diagnosis among youth outside the city center. As a result, most Argentinians with HIV who live in the 24 districts outside the city of Buenos Aires end up traveling to the city center to seek treatment.

Leveraging their OGP action plan, the Buenos Aires government in collaboration with the Huésped Foundation developed the digital platform Dónde. Among its many functions, the platform reduces obstacles and inconsistencies in sexual and reproductive health services and provides information on the availability of sexual and reproductive health services throughout the city. It has enabled vulnerable citizens to access georeferenced information on condom delivery points, family planning information, HIV testing, vaccinations and infectious disease centers.

Now, citizens can better locate centers, rate their experience and lodge complaints on clinics performing poorly or violating women’s rights.

Photo Credit: Fundación Huésped

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