Pregnant teenagers, who die twice as often during childbirth as women in their 20s, need appropriate services to prevent death and disability.
The handbook provides tools and strategies that anyone can use to advocate for the reproductive rights of women and girls everywhere.
Promoting abstinence is an important strategy that can help delay sexual activity, but complementary messages are needed for those who are sexually active.
A key condition of contraceptive security is a policy environment that enables forecasting, financing, procuring, and delivering contraceptives in a fair and equitable way to all women and men who need them.
The handbook offers direction to activists working to ensure that it is permitted by law are safe and accessible, in accordance with international mandates.
The fact sheet first explains why good reproductive health for young people is important and then presents a situation of the reproductive lives of young people today.
The factsheet presents the guiding principles with respect to the human rights of children set out by the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and briefly illustrates the disastrous sexual and reproductive health as a result of violations of their rights.
This booklet describes fourteen countries' response to address the problems faced by adolescents by showing the various programmes and activities that the countries are carrying out.
The factsheet addresses the issue of families that: families are diverse; abuse and violations can occur within families; and many children grow up or spend part of their children outside of a family unit. Key actions for governments and civil society are suggested.
Rights. Respect. Responsibility.® is Advocates for Youth’s national, long-term campaign giving voice to a new vision of adolescent sexual health.