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Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy

Why does preventing adolescent pregnancy matter?

Adolescent pregnancy is a global public health and human rights concern. Each year in low- and middle-income countries, more than 7 million girls ages 18 or younger give birth; 2 million of these young mothers are under age 15. Childbearing is one of the leading causes of death among adolescent girls and can result in lasting physical, social, and economic harm to both the young mothers and their children.

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Cameroon: Youth Health International Coordinates Signing of Declaration to Promote Adolescents Access to and Use of Modern Contraceptives in North West Region

Youth Health International (YHI)—a Cameroonian youth-led organization and FP2020 Rapid Response Mechanism grant recipient—recently held a seminar for stakeholders in the North West (NW) region where education and health government representatives, traditional and religious leaders, parents, and youths signed a declaration agreeing to “improve the SRH of adolescents in the NW Region, through the reduction of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions by increasing contraceptive use by adolescents.”  To learn more read the 

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Held Back by Fear: How Stigma and Discrimination Keep Adolescents from Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services

The size of today’s youth population makes cultivating the health and well-being of young people a challenge of unprecedented magnitude and urgency. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is central to meeting this challenge. Complications in pregnancy and childbirth are the second leading killer of adolescent girls in developing countries. Moreover, while HIV-related deaths have fallen 35 percent since 2005, deaths among adolescents are on the rise (Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, 2015).

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Investing in the Future: Youth and Family Planning in Tanzania (Swahili Language Version)

More than one in four young women in Tanzania have already begun childbearing. PRB in collaboration with Advance Family Planning (AFP) and Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) Tanzania, created an advocacy video to address the growing rate of teenage pregnancy in Tanzania. This video will be used to advocate for support for youth’s access to and use of family planning services at the national and subnational level.

 

 

 

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Global Youth Family Planning Index

Governments around the world have made great strides in creating policies that support the health and human rights of young people. Increasingly, countries have institutionalized the rights of adolescents and young people to access health services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH), within formal laws and policies.

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PRB Releases 2017 World Population Data Sheet With a Special Focus on Youth

The 2017 World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) includes key health and population indicators, as well as our latest population projections, for the world, world regions, and more than 200 countries and territories. Our topline projection calls for a world population of 9.8 billion in 2050, up from an estimated 7.5 billion today. Visitors to the site can access all of the data on the site in map, tabular, and chart formats.

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Adolescents 360 Learning Hub

The Adolescents 360 Learning Hub is up and running!  At the Hub, A360 is sharing everything they are experiencing, learning, and demonstrating — even the hard stuff (check out their failures round-up on The Flub). It's raw, it's real, and you are invited to learn along.

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