Since the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration, “Preventing through Education” in 2008, the regional political response toward comprehensive sexuality has been favorable. Nevertheless, there have also been delays and setbacks in some countries. These gaps notwithstanding, governments have become...Read more
Political will for improving the health and rights of young people is increasing. We have seen the failure of abstinence-only programs to reduce rates of HIV infection and pregnancy among youth, and the evidence comprehensive sexuality education programs' success is growing. International...Read more
Political will for improving the health and rights of young people is increasing. We have seen the failure of abstinence-only programs to reduce rates of HIV infection and pregnancy among youth, and the evidence comprehensive sexuality education programs' success is growing. International...Read more
As many advocates for sexual and reproductive rights can attest, overturning unjust laws and fighting for fair and rights-based policies is an uphill battle that can take months and, in many cases, years. Advocacy requires tenacity, patience, and resources, and victories are often few and far...Read more
As many advocates for sexual and reproductive rights can attest, overturning unjust laws and fighting for fair and rights-based policies is an uphill battle that can take months and, in many cases, years. Advocacy requires tenacity, patience, and resources, and victories are often few and far...Read more
“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
According to the Central Statistical Office of the Ministry of Planning and the Economy, the teenage pregnancy rate in Trinidad and Tobago has not changed significantly over the last fifteen years. Nearly 1 in 6 young women becomes pregnant as a teen. Adolescence is a time when girls and boys learn...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more