This systematic review looks at levels of STI awareness, knowledge and perceived risk of school-going adolescents in Europe. Fifteen studies were included, all of which cross-sectional and conducted among 13 to 20 year olds. Awareness and knowledge varied depending on gender.
This rapid assessment was undertaken from August to November 2010 and included within that period research, interviews and report writing. The goal of the assessment was to assess and document: 1.
The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in awareness about early and forced marriage of girls as a widespread violation of human rights. In short, early and forced marriage exacerbate gender inequality and the likelihood of poor outcomes throughout life.
Despite the commitment of many policymakers and advocates to addressing the ever-increasing sexual and reproductive health needs of youth, calls for appropriate programs, services, and funding have gone largely unanswered.
Adolescent girls face serious health risks, especially to their sexual and reproductive health. During this phase, they also acquire health-related behaviors and knowledge that have lifelong impacts on them, their families, and their future children.
This 52-page report documents the many obstacles women and girls face in getting the reproductive health care services to which they are entitled, such as contraception, voluntary sterilization procedures, and abortion after rape.
In the context of the five-year countdown to the Millennium Development Goals, missed targets on universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care, and the Third Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the report details the unique demand-creation mode
The lack of universal access to women's reproductive health services has contributed to the collective failure to be on target to achieve the MDGs by 2015.
Sex, love and intimacy play an important part in what it means to be human. Whether for pleasure and/or procreation; whether straight, gay or bisexual; and irrespective of gender or HIV status making informed choices about our sexual and reproductive lives helps shape our dreams and desires.
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance have carried out a literature review of the sexual and reproductive health rights of adolescents living with HIV. The study found that adolescents living with HIV have largely been left out of the national responses to HIV/AIDS in low-income settings.