Investments in adolescent focussed sexual and reproductive health services and education are powerful vehicles for promoting economically empowered individuals, families and communities.
Adolescent girls that can access contraception and can choose when and how many children they have are more likely to be educated and economically empowered, lifting themselves and their families out of poverty.
Sadly, there are millions of adolescent girls around the world who do not have access to contraception, condoms, family planning and maternal health services, and the information that will keep them safe, healthy and empowered.
Their rights are limited by unfair laws and policies that stop girls from accessing family planning services because they are not adults or they are unmarried.
Their rights are limited by the lack of investment by governments in adolescent centred sexual and reproductive health education and services.
How do we place the health of adolescent girls at the centre of Australia’s aid and development?
Read how Australia can promote adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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