Meeting young women"s sexual and reproductive health needs in Nigeria by Gilda Sedgh

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Published by Guttmacher Institute in New York .

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StatementGilda Sedgh ... [et al.].
ContributionsAlan Guttmacher Institute
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2010/40768
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Pagination23 p. :
Number of Pages23
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Meeting Young Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Nigeria. n Improving the sexual and reproductive health of young people will require coordination of disparate efforts; financial commitment on the part of the federal and state governments; and consideration of the varying religious, sociocultural, familial and educational circumstances of adolescents in Nigeria.

n Improving the sexual and reproductive health of young people will require coordination of disparate efforts; financial commitment on the part of the federal and state governments; and consideration of the varying religious, sociocultural, familial and educational circum-stances of adolescents in Nigeria.

Government policies and strategies promoting the sexual and reproductive health of young people in Nigeria have not been successfully carried out. International, national and local nongovernmental organizations are implementing programs to promote the reproductive health of Nigerian youth.

Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit In many countries and regions of the world, young people (ages ) experience early marriage followed directly by pressure to bear children, making young married women (YMW) a cohort with particularly high fertility rates, high unmet need for.

4 | Meeting the reproductive health needs of women and girls worldwide Abortion self-care is health care Abortion self-care — an abortion with pills without a prescription — is on the rise globally due to the growing availability of simple, safe, highly effective medications, and because women’s need for safe abortion, on their own.

The most significant of the many grave consequences of the lack of adequate sexual health and rights in Nigeria is the denial of the sexual health and rights of women, sexual minorities and people with HIV.

A huge number of women and girls wanting to practice birth control cannot gain access to contraceptives. Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings has been a joint effort by Save the Children and UNFPA, led by Brad Kerner (Save the Children), Cecile Mazzacurati (UNFPA) and Jennifer Kim (UNFPA).

Good sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so.

To maintain one’s sexual and reproductive health, people need access. Background: The sexual health indices of the adolescents are very poor. This study ascertained the factors influencing the sexual behaviour among female adolescents in Onitsha, Anambra state, Nigeria.

Method: This was a cross sectional design in which a total of female adolescents were selected from secondary schools in the area using multistage Cited by: 5.

Against this backdrop, this chapter examines how national courts can effectively realize the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Africa.

More particularly, the chapter discusses how courts can advance the autonomous decision-making powers of female adolescents by asking the “female adolescent question.”. Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice Page 1 Knowledge Brief Introduction Young people ( years of age), around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs.

Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitableFile Size: 1MB. Sedgh, G, Bankole A, Okonofua F, Imarhiagbe C, Hussain R and Wulf D, Meeting Young Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Nigeria, New York: Guttmacher Institute, Bankole A, Sedgh G, Okonofua F, Imarhiagbe C, Hussain R and Wulf D, Barriers to Safe Motherhood in Nigeria, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 6 June – Published online by the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the research shows that among men and women aged 15–49 years, there were million new cases of chlamydia in87 million of gonorrhoea, million of syphilis and million of trichomoniasis.

These STIs have a profound impact on the health of adults. Sedgh G et al. Meeting Young Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs in Nigeria.

New York: Gutt-macher Institute, 4. Ijadunola K., et al. “College Students in Nigeria Underestimate their Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS Infection.” The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care ; 12(2): 5. Health systems and individuals can take a number of actions to safeguard reproductive health.

These actions differ from many other health interventions in that the motivation for their use is not necessarily limited to better health and involves cultural and societal norms. Irrespective of these additional considerations, these interventions have important health by: 1.

There exists some research evidence regarding how adolescents utilize the Internet for health information seeking purposes. The purpose of this study is to understand how in-school and out-of-school adolescent girls in Owerri, Nigeria use online resources to meet their reproductive health information needs.

The result could be considered very crucial in Cited by: Reproductive health problems are a challenge affecting young people in Nigeria. Education as a Vaccine (EVA) implements the My Question and Answer Service1, using mobile phones to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services.

Use of the service by adolescent girls and young women is low. Focus group discussions were held with Cited by: AYSRH: Adolescent & Youth-Friendly Services The approach provides a guide on how to provide sexual reproductive health (SRH) services to adolescents and young people based on an understanding of what young people in a particular society or community want.

Adolescent and youth-friendly services (AYFS) must be offered in an environment where the adolescents and young. Adolescents ( years of age) around the world face tremendous challenges in meeting their sexual and reproductive health needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, can have serious implications on their health and welfare, as well as economic development and poverty reduction – key priorities for the World Bank Group.

Inthe Campaign Against Unwanted Pregnancy (CUAP) was formed, with a primary mission to defend women’s sexual and reproductive rights and eliminate unsafe abortion.

With a view to reviewing abortion legislation, it organized a reform meeting involving the minister of health and the NMA in Author: The Book Banque. Crucially, they called for reproductive justice and the allocation of public financing to guarantee youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services.

Olive Uwamariya, of SPECTRA/RESURJ, noted that the young women in the AIP brought a high level of energy to the broader feminist organizing in Addis.

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

Advocates focuses its work on young people ages in the U.S. and around the globe. 3 February The world in which adolescents live has changed dramatically in the last 25 years and the response to their sexual and reproductive health and rights has evolved in important ways.

This new supplement in the Journal of Adolescent Health celebrates gains, confronts barriers, and identifies key areas of action for countries and key stakeholders.

Meeting the HIV prevention and SRH needs of adolescent girls and young women who are at uniquely high risk of HIV acquisition is a public health and moral imperative and a requirement to meet the laudable goals of achieving an AIDS-free generation and/or epidemic by: Sexual & reproductive health; Young people.

Adolescent pregnancy; Child marriage; it is estimated that at least million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in 30 countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

this book showcases the "change makers" who have made substantial. Women’s health services, particularly sexual and reproductive health services, are often not provided at a level of quality that meets human rights standards The persistence of poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes despite availability of supplies and facilities underscores the need to strengthen the quality of health systems Cited by:   This can result in poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes.

HIV services in Malawi provide support for young women's HIV-related clinical needs, but it is unclear whether there is sufficient provision for their SRH needs as they become adults.

This paper explores the sex and relationship experiences of young women growing up with Cited by: 1. Young people living with perinatally-acquired HIV require age-appropriate support regarding sex and relationships as they progress towards adulthood.

HIV affects both genders but evidence suggests that young women are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and more prone to engaging in sexual behaviours to meet their daily survival needs. This can result in poor sexual and reproductive health Cited by: 1.

Adolescent Fertility and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria: The authors are grateful to the young women and men, the parents, teachers, service providers, and community members who participated in the research. opportunity for renewed attention to meeting the health needs of adolescents through aFile Size: 1MB.

Worldwide, societal shifts and behavioural patterns exacerbated by unique developmental vulnerabilities create a confluence of factors that place today's adolescents at heightened risks for poor health outcomes.

Country-level data show that continued investment in effective prevention and treatment strategies is essential to protect adolescents' sexual and reproductive by: The Guttmacher Institute’s work in the Philippines has focused on documenting the need for, access to and use of contraceptives, and calculating the public health benefits of meeting women’s contraceptive needs; estimating the incidence of unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion; and offering policy recommendations to address unmet reproductive.

Abstract: A trained health service workforce is critical to ensuring good quality service delivery to people with HIV. There is only limited documented information on the challenges and constraints facing health tare providers in meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of HIV positive women and men.

The findings indicated that society associates reproductive health issues with sexual relations, which in turn shapes the stigma and places limitations on unmarried women for using reproductive health services. Thus, while reproductive health services are planned and provided to unmarried women, strategies are demanded for overcoming this by: 3.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy aims to enhance SRH status of adolescents in Kenya and contribute towards realization of their full potential in national development.

The Policy intends to bring adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights issues into the country’s mainstream health and development agenda. James Macharia. Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence.

Department of Reproductive Health and Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council, p 12 UNICEF,   Bold Ideas to Improve Women and Children’s Health and Rights in the Developing World the sexual and reproductive health for women and girls returned from Boko Haram.

young people Author: Grand Challenges Canada. Sexual and Reproductive Health Briefing Cards, I P P F / U N F P A.

Generation 97—What young people say about sexual and reproductive health, IWHC. Andrea Irvin, Taking Steps of Courage—Teaching Adolescents about Sexuality and Gender in Nigeria and Cameroon, Population Concern.

Meeting the sexual health needs of young. Introduction. With rapid urbanization in many sub-Saharan African countries, there are growing numbers of young people living in cities; these young people often have unmet sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs because of social barriers to their accessing SRH services 1–sing the SRH needs of urban young people is a pressing issue given that Cited by: 1.

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