Young people in the developing world have urgent and vast needs for policies and programs that safeguard their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR):
- A quarter of married adolescent girls and half of unmarried adolescent girls in Africa have an unmet need for family planning.
- 60% of Africa’s unsafe abortions occur among girls and young women.
- Globally, around 1,000 girls and young women become infected with HIV every day.
PSI works to overcome these challenges by supporting young people to make their own decisions about sex, reproduction, health and their futures. To do so, we test new ways to collaborate with young people to reimagine and redefine how programs are designed, delivered, measured and evaluated.
Through global our network of country programs, PSI has pledged to reach 10 million people under the age of 25 with modern contraceptive methods by the end of December 2020.
With support from USAID, PSI developed a review of the approach that we recommend to reach young people (15-24 years old) with voluntary contraception and other health services. The approach includes 10 interlocking components:
To learn more about this approach and explore examples from around the world, read the review “From Innovation to Scale: Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People” in English and French.
USAID supported the development of this publication through the Support for International Family Planning Organizations 2 (SIFPO2) project led by PSI. The programmatic examples included in the review received support from multiple donors.