|Youth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries|
There are over one billion young people between the ages of 15 and 24 worldwide, most of who live in low- to middle-income countries. The reproductive and sexual health decisions young people make today affect their present, their future, and ultimately the health and the well-being of their nations.
Sexually active youth in low- to middle-income countries need access to comprehensive sex education and confidential, low-cost, and youth-friendly reproductive and sexual health services. Societies—meaning governments, communities, teachers, health providers, parents, the media, and young people themselves, among others - have the responsibility to ensure an environment where young people can access comprehensive reproductive and sexual health information and confidential services to make healthy choices, free of stigma and discrimination.
If you are conducting research on adolescent reproductive and sexual health in the Global South, check out Advocates’ Adolescent Sexual Health in the Global South Research Guide for the most recent news, scholarly research, and publications from a variety of sources.
Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing
Harmful Cultural Practices