This is the report of project that aimed to increase access to postabortion care services that are responsive to the needs of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The project was Implemented between June 2007 and May 2008
This report considers efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in the HIV & AIDS components of country coordinated proposals submitted in July 2007 by Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM) for the 7th Round of funding by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund).
This report explores the strategies that children have developed for dealing with sexuality and relationships in the face of HIV and AIDS; and provides stakeholders with a coherent rights and youth-oriented knowledge base for the development of a sexual and reproductive health agenda for advocacy. It gives an overview of sexual rights with a focus on children’s rights, including their access to sexual and reproductive health information, as endorsed by relevant international conventions and policies. It also looks at the concept of sexuality and the sexual development of children. The report includes a summary of children’s reflections on issues of sexuality and their coping mechanisms for preventing the transmission of HIV and AIDS. Based on these findings, the report makes recommendations for effective responses that would support children’s existing coping mechanisms and enhance their ability to protect themselves
This study was done to seek best practices in sexual and reproductive health education, by comparing youth (health) centres with different approaches around the country. The average age of visitors was 20.3, and over 2/3 came every day. There are a variety of activities (sport, cultural, information, education and communication (IEC), vocational and health training), and most centres are run by volunteers. Some of the health facilities are not well attended because of poor resources. Most centres are not self sustaining, and those that attempt to be tend to lose sight of their purpose. Young people felt they should have greater ownership of the centres. It was concluded that the ideal youth centre is a resource centre run by young people, with the involvement of the community, youth work specialists, volunteers and youth friendly health care providers, where youth-relevant information, a range of leisure and IEC activities, and counselling is available, as well as opportunities to develop personal skills. However, offering professional health services in Youth centres is most probably not cost-effective, mostly due to low numbers of actual clients
This bilingual website aims to address the reproductive health and lifestyle issues for youth. It includes an A to Z section on how to play safe. There are also sections on puberty, contraception, pregnancy reproductive health problems and services, life skills, abuse and violence, drug abuse, and news and entertainment. the website also has an electronic forum for individuals to make contributions to
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