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Publisher : World Bank isbn10 | asin : 0821331574 print isbn13 : 9780821331576 ebook isbn13 : 9780585293653 language : English subject Preventive health services for teenagers--Developing countries, Health behavior in adolescence--Developing countries, Teenage girls--Health and hygiene--Developing countries, Teenage pregnancy--Developing countries, Birth control--Developing countries. 1/0835 subject : Preventive health services for teenagers--Developing countries, Health behavior in adolescence--Developing countries, Teenage girls--Health and hygiene--Developing countries, Teenage pregnancy--Developing countries, Birth control--Developing countries.

Rapidly changing circumstances and influencesurbanization, earlier physical maturity, shifting standards of behavior, increasing penetration of international mass mediaare leading in most countries to a trend of earlier sexual activity among adolescents. Yet traditional barriers to information, contraceptives, and family planning services generally remain, and adolescents face a large number of unplanned pregnancies. Childbirth can be high-risk for young girls who are not yet physically mature.

Preventive health services for teenagersDeveloping countries.  Series. 1'0835dc20 94-48163 CIP Page iii Contents Foreword v Acknowledgments vi Abstract vii Executive Summary 1 Overview of Adolescent Health and Nutrition 4 Reproductive Health 7 Knowledge of sexuality and contraception 7 Knowledge of HIV/AIDS 8 Source of sexual information 9 Sexual activity by age and marital status 10 Marriage and consensual union 12 Adolescent fertility rates by region 12 Use of contraception and family planning 15 Abortion prevalence, morbidity, and mortality 16 Consequences of adolescent childbearing 17 Sexually transmitted diseases 19 HIV/AIDS 20 Sexual abuse and exploitation 20 Genital mutilation 21 Need for and access to reproductive health services 22 Nutritional Needs and Status of Adolescents 23 Other adolescent health issues 27 Substance use and abuse 27 Accidents, violence, and suicide 28 Program Approaches to Address Adolescent Issues 29 Interventions and strategies 29 Support systems 34 Policy Issues 37 Recommendations 39 Conclusion 41 Notes 42 Bibliography 44 Page iv Boxes 1 Major risks of teenage childbearing 18 2 The joint strategy of WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA 36 Figures 1 Knowledge of modern contraceptive methods among women age 1519 8 2 Annual birthrate of women age 1519 13 3 Agencies working in adolescent pregnancy prevention, by sector and focus 30 Tables 1 Marriage and sexual experience among women age 1519 11 2 Use of modern contraceptives by sexually experienced women age 1519 in Africa 15 Page v Foreword The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo identified the need to protect and promote the rights of adolescents to reproductive health services as critical to meeting the reproductive health goals of the Conference.

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