The international evidence is clear.
De acuerdo a estimaciones de las Naciones Unidas, dos tercios de los nacimientos de hijos/as de madres adolescentes (15 a 19 años) de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) ocurren en los países del Cono Sur.
Teenage pregnancy is an issue of inequality affecting the health, well-being, and life chances of young women, young men, and their children. Consequently, high levels of teenage pregnancy are of concern to an increasing number of developing and developed countries.
The World Health Organisation, amongst others, recognises that adolescent men have a vital yet neglected role in reducing teenage pregnancies and that there is a pressing need for educational interventions designed especially for them.
This document sets out how we want to build on the key planks of the existing Strategy so that all young people: receive the information, advice and support they need – from parents, teachers and other professionals – to deal with pressure to have sex; enjoy positive and caring relationships; and