APHRC Newsletter – January to March 2016

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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: Lessons from the Global South
Unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections: these are just some of the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges facing adolescents in the global south. Without concerted and collaborative action matched by political will, young people will be unable to fully engage in the development of their nations.

This clarion call was heard loud and clear at the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning, attended by close to 5,000 participants from around the world engaged in lifting the barriers to access to family planning.

In a side event, the African Population and Health Research Center, and partners Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP) Research Programme Consortium, shared lessons and strategies for innovative approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health.