For the purpose of gaining insight into the respect for the rights related to sexual and reproductive health, a survey was designed under the internationally recog nized methodology developed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and was conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The survey consisted of two phases:

During PHASE ONE, the mapping of the legislation, institutional mechanisms, information and the data related to the survey areas was conducted on the basis of an analysis of the secondary data collected earlier for BiH (laws, strategies, rule books, reports and surveys) (hereinafter: the mapping). Below is described the survey conducted within the territories of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republika Srpska and the Brčko District of BiH, covering the following cities: Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla, Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Livno and Brčko. The survey included a number of data collection methods (questionnaire, interviews and fo cus groups, public discussions). The questionnaire, interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with the representatives of 73 relevant institutions and those of the local primary health care centres, hospitals and clinical centres.

During the SECOND PHASE, additional research was conducted to collect additional, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sexual and reproductive health. Additional research was conducted in Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla, Banja Luka, Bijeljina and Livno. This research included the collection of quantitative (online questionnaire) and qualitative data (focus groups, interviews) on a sample of service users aged 18 to 49 years. The research also included interviews with service providers, employees of public health institutions.