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With high rates of early marriage, especially among girls, a significant proportion of adolescents in Bangladesh need sexual and reproductive health services (SRH), including contraceptive information and services. Married women, including married adolescents, currently have access to these services through public sector. Unmarried adolescents do not have access to SRH information and services through public sector facilities. …
The purpose of this manual is to guide Save the Children School Health and Nutrition (SHN) program staff [...], and implementing partners in Bangladesh on how to implement the SHN activities, setting out some basic programming standards. This manual is a reference point and should be followed and used by all relevant program staff and agreed partners, starting from program design and planning to implementation, monitoring and reporting of SHN programs in primary and pre-schools, and in the community.
The document is part of WHO project to identify and define evidence-based strategies for influencing adolescent help-seeking and identify research questions and activities to promote improved help-seeking behaviour by adolescents. The document presents the findings from an international review on the topic; results of programme consultation with 35 adolescent health programmes; results of six key informant interviews; and recommendations for action, including brief outline for developing a set of guidelines for the rapid assessment of social supports to promote the help-seeking of adolescents.
The paper presents a brief review report of existing information on health needs of adolescents in Bangladesh.