Sexual and reproductive healthcare in Choloma, Honduras
Honduras has experienced years of political, economic and social instability, and has one of the highest rates of violence in the world. This has great medical, psychological and social consequences for the population.

We treat victims of violence, including sexual violence. We work with the Honduran Ministry of Health on our servicio prioritario, or priority service, project which offers emergency medical and psychological care to victims of violence.

Our medical treatment for rape includes post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection and provide protection against other sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis B, and tetanus.

For victims of sexual violence, we provide mental healthcare which includes counselling, group therapies and psychological first aid.

Access to mental healthcare: "I feel guilty" (ENG)

"I feel guilty"

"I'm 13 years old and I'm pregnant"

"The MSF psychologist explained to me that what I suffered was a sexual attack"

The story of 13-year-old Estela*, from Choloma, Honduras, is representative of many of the young patients we care for in our projects in Tegucigalpa and Choloma, in Honduras, and Reynosa, Mexico.

Urban Survivors - Tegucigalpa
Social violence and exclusion

The medical consequences of violence

Project Update 11 Dec 2012

Facing an epidemic of urban violence

Project Update 25 Oct 2012

MSF tackles outbreak of dengue fever in Honduras with a new strategy

Project Update 9 Oct 2010

Honduran crisis disrupts street children program as MSF readies for medical response to violence

Project Update 7 Jul 2009

Honduras lacks ARVs: Civil society organizes and MSF quickly provides supplies

Project Update 26 Jan 2006

In one year, the clinic did 1,000 HIV tests - 200 of which were positive.

Project Update 1 Dec 2002