Adolescent Reproductive Health in the Asian and Pacific Region
United Nations Publications, 2001 - Adolescence - 62 pages
Draws on the background paper entitled Situation of the sexual and reproductive health of young people in the Asian and Pacific region, prepared jointly by ESCAP and the UNFPA Country Technical Services Team for East and South-East Asia for the Third Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on Human Resources Development for Youth, held at Bangkok from 4 to 8 June 2001. Highlights the demographic dimensions of the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, then examines the factors influencing adolescent sexuality, pregnancy and childbearing, and their consequences for the health of mothers and children. Finally, reviews government policies on the reproductive health of adolescents and provides policy recommendations.
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Page iii - The objectives are: (a) To address adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues, including unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, through the promotion of responsible and healthy reproductive and sexual behaviour, including voluntary abstinence, and the provision of appropriate services and counselling specifically suitable for that age group; (b) To substantially reduce all adolescent pregnancies.