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.

In 2018
Access to mental healthcare: "I feel guilty" (ENG)
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"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.

 
Honduras

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
 
Honduras

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

Project Update 1 Dec 2002
 
Honduras

Inroads into care for neglected diseases in Honduras but many still without treatment

Project Update 13 Nov 2002
 
Honduras

Dr Jane Connor and patient still missing in Honduras

Press Release 21 Nov 1998
 
Honduras

Australian aid worker missing in Honduras

Press Release 20 Nov 1998