Adolescents, Youth & FP
The fundamental right of individuals (including young people) to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children to have is central to the vision and goals of FP2020.
Yet today, many of the more than one billion young people (ages 10-24) living in the 69 FP2020 focus countries do not have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care programs that meet their needs and empower them to determine matters related to their sexuality for themselves. Unfortunately, many young people are prevented from accessing and using modern forms of contraception due to discrimination, stigma, and a lack of information.
This site is a quick-reference guide to the following:
Adolescent & youth content in the FP2020 commitments;
Key resources that will equip you with an understanding of how to make the case for investing in young people, and the current state of family planning and adolescent and youth engagement, data, laws/policies, and programs/services; and
Youth-led organizations working to promote the rights of young people by improving access to and use of contraception.
This site is not designed to house all available resources related to the reproductive health and rights needs of adolescents and youth. To access more comprehensive indexes or libraries, please visit the following sites:
Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health,International Women’s Health Coalition
Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy, K4Health
Sexual Rights Initiative, National Sexual Rights Law and Policy Database
Youth Policy Toolkit, K4Health
Youth Power, USAID
We are deeply grateful to the many organizations and experts working on adolescent, youth, and family planning—a special thanks to those who collaborated with us to put this resource together. Learn more.
Map of Youth-led Organizations
- The organizations featured here responded to a survey disseminated by the FP2020 Secretariat – inclusion on this list was by request and does not imply credibility or a relationship with FP2020.
- The location of organizations is approximate based on information provided. Please contact the organization to determine its exact location.
- If you work for a youth-led organization that would like to be featured, please complete this survey in English or French. We will be updating this map every six months.
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We are grateful to the many organizations and experts who assisted in the development of this microsite, especially those at the following institutions: Advocates for Youth, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DfID, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), UNFPA, USAID, and the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research. We also acknowledge that not all of those organizations who contributed to the development of this microsite are in agreement with all of its contents. FP2020 is not responsible for the contents of any referenced websites or for the availability of access to such websites.
If you have any feedback on how to improve this site, please email Emily Sullivan, Youth Engagement Manager, email@example.com