Abortion continues to be a key contributor to maternal mortalities and morbidities in the Arab states region.
The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want.
Girls are subject to child marriage, female genital mutilation and limited education and as such, are denied equality of opportunities.
This report is an attempt to provide a bird’s eye view on the situation of legislative tools and frameworks in selected Arab countries with regard to key issues related to reproductive health.
Africa’s young people aged 15–24 are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. The impact of the epidemic on young people calls for close attention to the youth dimensions of the epidemic.
This report is a call to decision makers, parents, communities and to the world to end child marriage. It documents the current scope, prevalence and inequities associated with child marriage.
Reproductive health (RH) is one of the cornerstones of an individual’s health and well-being, and an important component of a country’s human social development. Limited access to RH information among female adolescents can increase their vulnerability to health problems.
This report looks at young people across the MENA region and the challenges they face in their transition to adulthood, specifically their sexual and reproductive health - a culturally sensitive topic for societies in MENA.
The study provides information on key reproductive and sexual health indicators in young women and men age 15-24 in 38 developing countries. The data come from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and AIDS Indicator Surveys (AIS) conducted between 2001 and 2005.
The paper provides a synthesis of the findings from a 13-country study of adolescent and youth reproductive health issues, policies, and programmes in Asia and Near East (ANE) region.