Young People

What Does Not Work in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Review of Evidence on Interventions Commonly Accepted as Best Practices

Youth centers, peer education, and one-off public meetings have generally been ineffective in facilitating young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, changing their behaviors, or influencing social norms around adolescent SRH. Approaches that have been found to be effective when well implemented, such as comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services, have tended to flounder as they have considerable implementation requirements that are seldom met.

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Adolescent Women’s Need for and Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Developing Countries

Throughout developing regions, many adolescent women struggle to get the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need, according to a new Guttmacher report that analyzes national health surveys and published research findings from 70 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The report’s release comes just in time for International Youth Day (Aug. 12), which aims to bring global attention to young people’s most pressing concerns and increase youth involvement in decisions that affect their lives.

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Presentations from For Youth, a Healthy Option with Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

May 2015 — FHI 360 co-hosted a one-day symposium in May 2015 that focused on how long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) can improve the health and well-being of young women. LARCs, which include contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), are often overlooked as options for young women. The symposium was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development; was co-hosted by PSI, Pathfinder and its Evidence2Action Project, and Marie Stopes International; and convened more than 100 experts from around the world.

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What Does Not Work in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Review of Evidence on Interventions Commonly Accepted as Best Practices

Youth centers, peer education, and one-off public meetings have generally been ineffective in facilitating young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, changing their behaviors, or influencing social norms around adolescent SRH. Approaches that have been found to be effective when well implemented, such as comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services, have tended to flounder as they have considerable implementation requirements that are seldom met.

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The Use of Narrative for Behavior Change in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

Currently, efforts to promote behavior change among young people are often fragmented by the different public health discourses and sub-disciplines of behavior change, narrative/entertainment-education, and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH). Each subdiscipline looks at the topic through its own lens, which has led “narrative + behavior change + youth” to be less than the sum of its parts.

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The Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030)

The updated Global Strategy includes adolescents because they are central to everything we want to achieve, and to the overall success of the 2030 Agenda. By helping adolescents to realize their rights to health, well-being, education and full and equal participation in society, we are equipping them to attain their full potential as adults.

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Special Supplement: 'Towards a new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health'

The year 2015 marks a defining moment for the health of women, children, and adolescents. It is the end point of the United Nations’ millennium development goals, and their transition to the sustainable development goals. It is also the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development’s plan of action and the Beijing Declaration and platform of action.

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