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Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings: Examining the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Needs and Risks


In humanitarian settings, adolescents face multiple risks to their sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Child-bearing and HIV-related risks are compounded by increased exposure to forced sex, early marriage and reduced availability of SRH services that are sensitive to adolescent needs. Additionally, following an emergency, gaps in accessible and affordable services and family networks reduce adolescents’ ability to access age- and developmentally appropriate information and services for their healthy sexual and reproductive development.

Lebanon Ethiopia Thailand Adolescent Girls Children Men and Boys Family Planning Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Reports