Reproductive health in Serbia: Condition, perspectives and demographic significance
The World Health Organization defines reproductive health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters related to the reproductive system and its functions and processes. The low fertility rate in Serbia places the problems associated with reproductive health on the list of priorities of public health and indicates the need for them to be identified and systematically solved. The aim of the paper is to determine the situation in the field of reproductive health in Serbia in the past ten years and to define major topics that the Serbian professional public treated in the above-mentioned period. This review article has also covered papers from the Serbian Citation Index national base which were picked using key words related to reproductive health. We have singled out only articles that were published in the past ten years. Some of the reproductive health areas are yet to be covered, or there is not enough quality data. Gathering together experts in different fields, who are interested in reproductive health, would ensure more accurate data and enable the elaboration of concrete programs and a uniform reproductive health strategy in Serbia.