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  1. Building the assets to thrive: Addressing the HIV-related vulnerabilities of adolescent girls in Ethiopia

    Reaching vulnerable adolescent girls with information and connecting them to services are not straightforward tasks. Poor girls in Ethiopia have few opportunities to access public institutions such as youth or community centers, health services, financial institutions, and schools. They may not know that they have a right to these services, and service delivery staff might not welcome them. …

  2. Adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs in humanitarian settings: an in-depth look at family planning services

    This report summarizes findings and recommendations of a year-long exercise undertaken by the Women’s Refugee Commission and Save the Children - in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to map existing adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs and document good practices. The work was accomplished through a practitioner survey and humanitarian funding analyses; key informant interviews; and collection of good practice case studies.

  3. Science and success in developing countries: holistic programs that work to prevent teen pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infections

    This 34-page paper represents a compilation of ten programmes that demonstrate their effectiveness in reducing behavioural risks for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, among youth in developing countries. The report describes these youth as facing significant threats to their health and well-being as a reault of HIV/AIDS, high rates of STIs, and unintended pregnancies that may result in maternal morbidity and/or mortality. …

  4. A strategic assessment of reproductive health in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

    This national strategic assesment of reproductive health was conducted by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Lao PDR in collaboration with the World Health Organization, with objectives to identify priority areas for programme intervention and research in reproductive health; and to provide recommendations for strengthening reproductive health services and improving quality of care. The strategic assessment was intended to serve as input to the MOPH in its efforts to develop an integrated approach to reproductive health service delivery.

  5. Do youth-friendly services make a difference?

    This issue emphasizes clinical service. It concentrates on the questions of "What are the experiences of youth-friendly hospital-based services designed for pregnant teenagers, teenagers giving birth, and teenagers in the postpartum period?", "Have specialized nutrition programmes for pregnant adolescents improved birth outcomes?", "What is the experience of youth-friendly services designed to help non-pregnant teenagers delay childbearing and improve their reproductive health?", "What are some common obstacles to implementing effective youth-friendly services?"

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