IN ZIMBABWE ADOLESCENTS LACK ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INFORMATION AND SERVICES

November 21, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

IN ZIMBABWE ADOLESCENTS LACK ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INFORMATION AND SERVICES

See original/source content: https://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2014/11/19/index.html
See full report: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/IB-Zimbabwe.html#12

Significant numbers of adolescents in Zimbabwe do not have access to the essential sexual and reproductive health information and services they need to protect themselves from HIV and prevent pregnancy. A new report released today, “Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Adolescents in Zimbabwe,” by the Centre for Population Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and the New York based Guttmacher Institute, finds that fewer than half of all 15 to19-year-olds have comprehensive knowledge about HIV and AIDS, and one-third of all births to adolescents are unplanned.

The report analyzed data from three recent Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys to identify levels of and trends in the need for sexual and reproductive health education and services among adolescents. Single, sexually active adolescents have by far the greatest unmet need for contraception-62% as of 2011, compared with 19% of their married counterparts.

See original/source content: https://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2014/11/19/index.html


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