Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health in the Asia and Near East Region - Status, Issues, Policies, Programs

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This paper provides a synthesis of the findings from a 13-country study of adolescent and youth reproductive health issues, policies, and programs on behalf of the Asia/Near East Bureau of USAID. It discusses the social context that sets girls and boys in the ANE region on different life paths; the sexual, reproductive health, and STI/HIV/AIDS issues facing young people; the countries’ policies and programs; operational policy barriers to addressing adolescent and youth reproductive health; and recommendations for policies and programs in the region. The findings are generally grouped by the subregions within the wider ANE region, namely the Near East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and country examples illustrate specific points.


Karen Hardee

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