Fact Sheets - Released in 2021
Throughout the Asia and Pacific region, young people with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity or expression (SOGI/E) experience a high burden of poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including a disproportionate burden of HIV, intimate partner violence and psychological distress. This group also often experiences considerable barriers to accessing quality health services and are largely neglected by existing adolescent health, SRH, and HIV policies and strategies in the region. A multicomponent, multisectoral approach that fully engages young people with diverse SOGI/E in design, implementation and evaluation is required to address the complex determinants and multiple vulnerabilities that contribute to their poor health outcomes.
- UNFPA Asia and Pacific Regional Office