This paper explores adolescent pregnancies, child marriages and early unions in Southeast Asia and the Pacific by investigating their prevalence, trends, drivers, patterns and typologies.
The data presented here has been collected by: demographic and health surveys; education management and information systems; and UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNESCO Institute for Statistics and WHO surveys. These are national, official and country-validated data collected between 2010 and 2019.
Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) is essential to the well-being and empowerment of women and adolescent girls.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities acknowledges the rights of people with disability to “sexual health, safety in relationships and a full and meaningful social and intimate life.” UNESCO’s International Guidelines on Sexuality Education states that all youths including
Early adolescence and puberty are turbulent times with significant changes in young people’s life. Most parents want to support their children as they go through this phase of changes in their life, however, often are unsure how to start conversations or how to address sensitive topics.
The Centre for Social Research (CSR), University of Malawi, and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) implemented a mixed-methods study in Blantyre, Malawi, to understand how early and unintended pregnancy culminates in the social exclusion of adolescent mothers.
Children in sub-Saharan African countries face higher exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) compared to their counterparts in other world regions (United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF], 2014). When GBV occurs in schools, it severely endangers access to education.
The convergence of young people’s increased access globally to smartphones and the Internet and their continued unmet needs around comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) have prompted many new sexuality education initiatives delivered through digital tools and platforms.
The overarching aim of this project is to generate rigorous evidence that provides insights on how policymakers and program implementers can support adolescent mothers to continue their education, as well as improve their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and mental health.
Les grossesses chez les adolescentes constituent un problème mondial. Les adolescentes concernées, qu’elles soient enceintes ou mères, sont susceptibles d’avoir des problèmes liés à la santé, au bien-être socio-économique et à la poursuite de leur scolarité.