High-Level Consultative Meeting on First-Time Parents
First-time parents (FTP) - broadly defined as young married/in-union women under the age of 25 and their partners who are pregnant or already have one child - form a critical group for health and development practitioners. FTPs have a range of critical reproductive, maternal and child health and other (e.g., education, economic) needs that are inadequately addressed. At the same time, FTPs present a unique opportunity in reaching typically under-served adolescents and young people. Continuing to provide leadership in understanding and responding to the needs of this important group, E2A will convene a small group of experts on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights to review experience to-date and shape an appropriate package of services or a program model for responding to the specific needs of this population. This convening is intended to be a two-day meeting of thought-leaders who are well steeped in the conceptual and practical grounding for working with youth, including first-time parents.