Educating girls: Creating a foundation for positive sexual and reproductive health behaviors

Literature Reviews
Washington, DC
8 p.
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Eduquer les filles : Créer les bases pour des comportements de santé sexuelle et reproductive positifs
Educación de las niñas: estableciendo las bases para los comportamientos positivos en salud sexual y reproductiva

Investments that promote keeping girls in school, particularly in secondary school, have far-reaching and long-term health and development benefits for individuals, families, and communities. The purpose of this brief is to describe the relationship of girls’ education on family planning and reproductive health and behaviors; highlight evidence-based practices that increase girls’ enrollment, retention, and participation in school; and provide recommendations for how the health sector can support keeping girls in school.

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