Special Issue "Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 16982
Adolescence is a period of rapid physical and psychological growth and expansion, during which new capacities are developed and social relationships, roles, expectations, and responsibilities change, all of which determine adulthood and impact the next generation. However, threats to adolescent health around the globe such as early and forced marriage, violence, unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions, mental illness, and risky lifestyles impede progress toward the demographic dividend. While adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (AYSRHR) have improved in some areas, progress is uneven, with many being left behind. There remains an issue of governance and prioritization, emphasizing the need for mobilization and making full use of political and social support for issues facing young people.
The scope of this Special Issue is to develop need-based and evidence- informed resolutions to strengthen the multi-sectorial approach to adolescent and youth health and wellbeing policies and strategies development, to support a collaborative platform to provide evidence-based strategies, practices, and policies, to discuss commitments needed to implement and to have young leaders in the pilot seat.
With this background, this Special Issue of IJERPH focuses on the current state of AYSRHR. Submitted manuscripts can be both original research and theoretical reviews, in both cases focusing on practical implications. Papers about the evaluation of interventions aimed at improving AYSRHR are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Marleen Temmerman
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- sexual and reproductive health