Invest in adolescents and young people: it pays

This publication is written by Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli of the World Health Organization and 12 co-authors including E2A staff, and is published in Reproductive Health. Developed following the Women Deliver conference held in Kuala Lumpur in May, the paper discusses key themes that reverberated throughout the conference on the health and development needs of adolescents and young people and promising solutions to meet them, including:

  • Adolescents need comprehensive, accurate and developmentally appropriate sexuality education.
  • Adolescent-centered health services can prevent sexual and reproductive health problems and detect and treat them if and when they occur.
  • National governments have the authority and the responsibility to address social and cultural barriers to the provision of sexual and reproductive health education and services for adolescents and young people.