As dynamic and complicated the issue of sexual and reproductive health is, the HIV/AIDS era has brought many challenges for sexual and reproductive health interventions.
These challenges include the lack of access to targeted and reliable information on what works and what does not, limited access to evidence based approaches and tools, duplication of efforts, costly implementation of ineffective programmes and few opportunities to scale up successful approaches and strategies.
Secondly it has become blatantly imperative that partnerships and inter-sectoral approaches are of paramount importance. Having learnt these lessons, it gave rise to the establishment of Partners in Sexual Health (PSH). It is for this reason that the core values of PSH are embedded in partnerships.
Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) is a national evidence based, non-profit organisation with regional footprints that provides Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) services - including HIV/AIDS services - to men, women and particularly adolescents and youth.
The services provided by PSH include (but not limited to): Youth Friendly Clinics; HIV Prevention Programmes for Out of School Youth and In-school Youth; HIV Counselling and Testing; SRHR Advocacy and Leadership Training particularly aimed at Young Women; Truckers Wellness Programme; Teenage Pregnancy Prevention; Teen Parenting Support and Education to Parents of Teen Parents.
In January 2009, PSH was formally established as a fully fledged non-governmental organisation with its national office based in Parow, Western Cape, South Africa.
Other office locations include:
Khayelitsha, Western Cape Province
Tygerberg, Western Cape Province
Northern Sub-structure, Western Province
Beaufort West, Western Cape Province
Colesberg, Northern Cape Province
Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape Province
Bloemfontein, Free State Province
An empowered society on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
Implementing and advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programmes - particularly for young people - sharing experiences, good practices and enhancing partnerships.
To share evidence based good practices and results orientated experiences amongst partners.
Conducting evidence based advocacy for sound policies and programmes in the promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
To strengthen partnership and inter-sectoral collaboration in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health, including HIV/AIDS.
To improve sexual health intervention programmes that are practical and cost effective.
Our Areas of Focus
Treatment, Care and Support
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Advocacy and Lobbying on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS
Cutting Edge Innovations
Reﬂection & Learning