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Rights. Respect. Responsibility.® is Advocates for Youth’s national, long-term campaign giving voice to a new vision of adolescent sexual health. These core values underpin Advocates’ vision of a society where adolescents are valued, public health policy is driven by scientific research, and sexuality is viewed as a normal and healthy part of being human, of being a teen, of being alive.
Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents' Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is a short informational brief focusing on young adolescents across the world and their needs to know about their bodies and their sexual rights and responsibilities. It aims to inform policymaking on the importance to include 10-14 years old adolescents in programs and policy regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights. The document states that all young people need information and skills to protect themselves from harm and to make free, informed, and responsible sexual and reproductive decisions. …
Pregnant teenagers, who die twice as often during childbirth as women in their 20s, need appropriate services to prevent death and disability.
The factsheet explains what sexuality education means, its goal and approach. Key actions for governments are also presented. The fact sheet can be used as advocacy tools for anyone working in the area of young people's sexual and reproductive health.
This volume presents the experiences of Lao PDR in planning and implementing the advocacy and IEC strategies for promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health programmes.