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  1. Improving access to sexual health services for young people in further education settings

    This guidance provides quick and ready access to information that will help further education settings establish on-site sexual health services designed to give young people the advice and support they need to achieve healthy lifestyles and avoid health outcomes that impact negatively on their learning. It builds on recent health and education reforms which require local agencies to plan and act together to support the health and well-being of young people. It: 1. briefly looks at the sexual health issues young people have to deal with today and the impact this can have on their learning; 2. …

  2. Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health : a report on a workshop of the UNFPA in collaboration with the Population Council

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Population Council, convened a three-day workshop that took place 1-3 May 2002 at the Population Council's headquarters in New York. The workshop provided an opportunity to review research and programs in the area of adolescent reproductive health and development (the first generation) and to think critically about key lessons learned from this work as we move forward into the "second generation" of work with this important population. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from that workshop. …

  3. The economic returns to investing in youth in developing countries: a review of the literature

    This discussion series is produced by the Health, Nutrition, and Population Family (HNP) of the World Bank's Human Development Network. The series provides a vehicle for publishing preliminary and unpolished result of HNP topics to encourage discussion and debate. This review finds evidence that the effect of many investments on youth differ significantly by income and gender and also by counry context.

  4. Strategies for Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth: Consolidated Report for Malaysia, Nepal and Sri Lanka

    This publication is a consolidated report of projects in Malaysia, Nepal and Sri Lanka as implemented by Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) under the Asia Regional Project - Strategies for Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth 2000-2003, with the support of UNFPA and in collaboration with IPPF. This project aimed to increase understanding of reproductive and sexual behaviour of adolescents and youth as well as develop viable adolescent sexual and reproductive health programme modalities. …

  5. Global consultation on adolescent friendly health services: a consensus statement

    The paper presents a brief report, a presentation of consensus statements, the evidence-base for these statements, and their implications for actions. …

  6. Adolescent and Youth Health (AYH) Policy

    The document presents the administrative order of the Secretary of Health, Department of Health (Philippines) that contains guidelines, procedures and implementing mechanism for Adolescent & Youth Health framework to ensure that all adolescents and youth have access to quality comprehensive health care and service in youth friendly environment.

  7. Meeting the needs of young clients: a guide to providing reproductive health services to adolescents

    The handbook was developed to help service providers and health workers strengthen the reproductive health care and services offered to young women and men. It focuses primarily on preventing unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS. It also contains information on counseling young people about reproductive health, counseling victims of sexual violence or coercion, creating youth-friendly programs and creating a referral network. …

  8. Talking about reproductive and sexual health issues with youth: a telephone helpline

    The sheet highlights the TARSHI project in India. It focuses on talking about reproductive and sexual health issues with youth by a telephone helpline.

  9. Making reproductive health services youth friendly

    This paper covers characteristics and programme efforts to institute of youth-friendly services, strategies and actions to make services youth friendly, and future need to improve programming.

  10. 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?"

  11. Making reproductive health services friendly for young people

    This issue focuses on the questions of "Why do young people have difficulty using reproductive health services?", "What would youth-friendly services look like?", and "What kind of services do young people want?".

  12. Lessons learnt: the peer education approach in promoting youth sexual and reproductive health

    The overall purpose of this study is to describe and highlight some of the work that IPPF is doing with young people in the field of sexual and reproductive health. …

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