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  1. HIV infection and sexual risk behaviour among youth who have experienced orphanhood: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Background: Previous research has suggested that orphaned children and adolescents might have elevated risk for HIV infection. We examined the state of evidence regarding the association between orphan status and HIV risk in studies of youth aged 24 years and younger. Methods: Using systematic review methodology, we identified 10 studies reporting data from 12 countries comparing orphaned and non-orphaned youth on HIV-related risk indicators, including HIV serostatus, other sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and sexual behaviours. …

  2. Youth reproductive and sexual health

    The study provides information on key reproductive and sexual health indicators in young women and men age 15-24 in 38 developing countries. The data come from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and AIDS Indicator Surveys (AIS) conducted between 2001 and 2005. Indicators are selected for the following key areas: background characteristics; adolescent pregnancy; contraception; sexual activity; and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Additional analysis examines the association of various individual and household characteristics with the key indicators.

  3. Women of the world: laws and policies affecting their reproductive lives Francophone Africa

    The publication provides a detailed review of national laws and policies affecting women in seven francophone African countries. One part of the country review focuses on the rights of special group: female minors and adolescents.

  4. Etude des impacts socioéconomiques du VIH/SIDA sur le secteur éducation au Tchad

    Cette étude a pour objet d'analyser les impacts socioéconomiques du VIH/SIDA sur le secteur éducation. Ainsi, après l'analyse de la vulnérabilité du secteur éducation, le cadre institutionnel mis en place et la réponse apportée par le secteur ont été passés en revue. Puis le cadre conceptuel de l'analyse des impacts socioéconomiques du VIH/SIDA sur le secteur éducation a été élaboré sous l'angle « impacts quantitatifs » et « impacts qualitatifs » que le VIH/SIDA pourrait avoir sur le secteur. …

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