Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific

Publications - Released in 2015

A significant proportion of young people in Asia and the Pacific are sexually active, and while for many the onset of sexual activity is associated with marriage, an increasing number are initiating sex before marriage. The available information indicates that most young people are ill-prepared for this transition, having insufficient knowledge and life-skills to negotiate safe and consensual relationships and facing considerable barriers to accessing services and commodities needed to avoid unsafe sex and its consequences.

The report provides recommendations and identifies priority areas where urgent focus is needed to prevent early and unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted infections and HIV.  And to ensure, in this era of the Sustainable Development Goals, that no young person is left behind.


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  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)