Resources by Topic: Youth Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services


Fulfilling our promise to young people today (2013-2015) Progress Review

This report presents progress made after two years of implementation of the ESA Commitment (2013-2015). Significant progress has already been made thanks to concerted action by governments, civil society, and development partners at national and regional level. The data presented was obtained and validated through a multi-sectoral country reporting process as stipulated by the respective coordination mechanisms of the ESA Commitment.

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2016 Calendar: A parent’s guide to comprehensive sexuality education

From television and radio programmes, the internet, movies and friends, young people, including your child, are being exposed to untrusted information everywhere - and it’s often inaccurate. Your child needs the right information about their sexuality so they can make informed and safe decisions about their life and future.

This calendar is part of an initiative to ensure that your child, among other young people in Eastern and Southern Africa are receiving accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health. Developed for parents and guardians across the region, this tool is a practical guide to help talk to your children about comprehensive sexuality education. Talking to your child about sexuality may not always be easy, but this calendar will help you get the conversations started, providing some ideas and activities you can do throughout the year.

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Adolescents HIV Prevention and Treatment Toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa

As teachers, school councillors and other professionals in schools, you will have young people in your classes or school who are HIV positive and on HIV treatment and may need your support. You will also have young people affected by HIV, living with HIV positive family members or friends, who will also need this support.
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SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium: Indicators and Related Assessment Tools

SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium: Indicators and Related Assessment Tools

The Steering Group developed a theory of change, which was used to identify and assess indicators and related assessment tools to measure SRH and HIV linkages and provide a thematic structure to the compendium. The areas in the theory of change can broadly be categorised as outputs (enabling environment, integrated service delivery and stronger health systems), outcomes (reduced stigma and discrimination and gender-based violence, increased access to and utilisation of services, improved efficiency) and impact (improved health, human rights and quality of life).

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Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Recognizing the realities of young adolescent girls’ and boys’ lives—and particularly their need to know about their bodies and their sexual rights and responsibilities—is crucial for building the foundations of a safe passage through adolescence into adulthood.

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What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices

What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices

There was little evidence based on research or practical experience on effective ways of providing young people with information, education, and health services, or equipping them with skills to protect them from risks.

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The linkages between the MDGs and comprehensive sexuality education for young people

The linkages between the MDGs and comprehensive sexuality education for young people

Comprehensive sexuality education seeks to empower and equip young people with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality – physically and emotionally, individually and in relationships. It views ‘sexuality’ holistically and within the context of emotional and physical development.

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Addressing sexual health in schools: policy considerations

Addressing sexual health in schools: policy considerations

Because human sexuality is a normal, natural part of human development and there are significant biological, social and emotional milestones that occur during the school-age years, schools will invariably be dealing with sexuality-related issues among their student population.

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WHO Making health services adolescent friendly

WHO Making health services adolescent friendly

This Guidebook sets out the public health rationale for making it easier for adolescents to obtain the health services that they need to protect and improve their health and well-being, including sexual and reproductive health services.

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A Standards-driven approach to improve the quality of health-care services for adolescents

A Standards-driven approach to improve the quality of health-care services for adolescents

Global initiatives are urging countries to prioritize quality as a way of reinforcing human rights-based approaches to health (iERG, 2013). Yet, evidence from both high- and middle-low income countries shows that services for adolescents are highly fragmented, poorly coordinated and uneven in quality (WHO, 2014). Evidence suggests that adolescents experience many barriers to health care (WHO/UNAIDS, 2015).

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Best Practices for Youth Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Schools

Best Practices for Youth Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Schools

Schools are in a unique position to provide their students comprehensive health services and referrals to community-based health centers, due to their accessibility to students and their ability to provide health education and services targeted specifically for young people.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 1

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 1

This document aims to inform and assist national public health programme managers, facility managers, health-care providers, national bodies in charge of quality improvement, as well as individuals and organizations supporting their work, such as development agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the commercial sector.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 2

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 2

This volume, the Implementation guide, provides detailed guidance on identifying what actions need to be taken to implement the standards at the national, district and facility levels. It can be used to develop checklists to assess the status of implementation.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 3

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 3

This volume, Tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data about compliance with the global standards, includes tools to determine whether the implementation of the standards has been achieved.

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Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 4

Global standards for quality health care services for Adolescents Vol 4

This volume, Scoring sheets for data analysis, is to be used in conjunction with the monitoring tools in Volume 3. Using this data analysis method, countries can determine compliance with quality standards.

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Political Leaders: know more about CSE and youth friendly services

Political Leaders: know more about CSE and youth friendly services

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is culturally and age appropriate information that teaches young people about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues.

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Religious Leaders: know more about CSE and youth friendly services

Religious Leaders: know more about CSE and youth friendly services

Religious leaders have the welfare of their communities at heart. Comprehensive sexuality education is culturally and age appropriate information that teaches young people about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues.

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Traditional Leaders: know more about CSE and youth friendly services

Traditional Leaders: know more about CSE and youth friendly services

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is culturally and age appropriate information that teaches young people about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues.

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Providing young people with sexual reproductive health services: A guide for health service providers

Providing young people with sexual reproductive health services: A guide for health service providers

Some common communication barriers prevent service providers from providing sexual and reproductive health services to young people. This leaflet includes suggestions to help you overcome those barriers and support young people effectively.

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How comprehensive sexuality education supports a better healthier future: An information booklet for communities

How comprehensive sexuality education supports a better healthier future: An information booklet for communities

This handbook provides information for parents, caregivers, community leaders, youth group and religious leaders, community members, teachers and others involved in the welfare and development of children. It explains what good comprehensive sexuality education for children is all about and why communities should support young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services.

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How to hold CSE dialogues with communities

How to hold CSE dialogues with communities

This Guide to Community Dialogues describes the process of organising and running a community dialogue around the issues of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) for children and young people. Community dialogues on CSE are ways of building community support and understanding of the benefits and importance of CSE for children and young people.

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Capacity building in CSE community outreach

Capacity building in CSE community outreach

This manual is intended as a resource for all stakeholders involved in comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) roll-out and support in- and out-of-schools. It hopes to further encourage the multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder initiatives that can lead to successful implementation of comprehensive sexuality education programmes at regional, national and local levels.

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Engaging Communities in CSE: Toolkit Guide

Engaging Communities in CSE: Toolkit Guide

This toolkit has been developed to provide practical information and advice to community members on how to support children and young people to access appropriate sexuality, HIV and AIDS information and services – to promote improved access to comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) amongst young people and support their better health outcomes.

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Brochure: Talking to your kids

Brochure: Talking to your kids

Adolescence is marked not only by physical changes, but also important behavioural and emotional ones. Young people need information about the changes in their bodies and about sexuality to help them make informed decisions. Parents and guardians need to start these conversations.

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Brochure: Talking to your parents

Brochure: Talking to your parents

Adolescence is a time of huge physical, behavioural and emotional changes. Comprehensive sexuality education means getting age-appropriate information about these changes and about sexuality, including: values, attitudes and skills; having relationships; culture and society; human rights and human development; sexual behaviour and sexual and reproductive health.

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