Adolescent sexual and reproductive health situation: insights from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey

Case Studies & Research
Population Council
40 p.

The 2015 Kenya National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy recognized the importance of addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs for achieving the country’s development goals. Although estimates from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) show the country registered improvements in key reproductive, maternal, and child health outcomes, adolescent outcomes likely remain poor given the challenges associated with adequately addressing their sexual and reproductive health needs. This report presents findings of further analysis of the 2014 Kenya DHS on key SRH outcomes among adolescent girls and boys 15 to 19 years old in Kenya. Understanding the SRH outcomes of adolescents is important for identifying areas or subgroups that need attention, and for the design of appropriate interventions.

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