Youth

Could This Be The Future of Sex Ed in India?

A few months ago, the world’s largest democracy got a new leader, Narendra Modi. The new prime minister of India brought with him Harsh Vardhan as minister of health. Since his appointment, Vardhan has made, to put it mildly, some … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

Youth and Unintended Pregnancy: Why We Need to Stop Playing the Blame Game

Growing up is quite an adventure. First you are a child who can only see the world in black and white. Then, you hit puberty and suddenly everything changes. My transition from childhood to adolescence seemed to happen overnight. Suddenly, … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Youth

A Pandora’s Box of Barriers Is Hurting Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

“What’s in the box?” We are in Hawaryat Town in southwestern Ethiopia, standing in front of a school library which also functions as a clubhouse. Outside, a padlocked box is an imposing sentinel.  We are told it was created by … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Youth

New UNFPA Report Highlights Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched its State of the World Population 2013 report, “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy,” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The 2013 report focuses on the disproportionate burden of adolescent … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading