Center for the Promotion of Human Rights and Development in Africa

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Adolescent Reproductive Health

CPHDA actively promotes the appropriate use of modern contraceptives, birth spacing and safe sex practices not only among married couples, but also targets the neglected and high-risk populations of youth and single adults. Adolescents and youth (under 24) in most countries are both the majority of the nation’s population and high-risk groups in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), yet are often marginalized from SRH services. In addition to embedding family planning into traditional maternal and child health programs, CPHDA strives to fill this gap to reduce health risks among this vulnerable population.

CPHDA goes beyond conventional SRH programming and involves teachers and students of primary and secondary schools, out of school youths, health workers, and community leaders in youth-friendly services to address adolescent reproductive health in innovative ways.