A guide to recent research on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in low and middle income countries.
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2013
For research on adolescent reproductive and sexual health in the Global South, mix and match the following key words. Click to expand.
- Click to search Popline
The POPLINE database on reproductive health provides more than 360,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues.
These journals usually require subscription or are pay-per-article.
- UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2012
60% more people have accessed lifesaving HIV treatment, with a corresponding drop
in mortality. New infection rates have fallen by 50% or more in 25 countries – 13
of them in in sub-Saharan Africa. Half of all the reductions in HIV infections in the
past two years have been among children.
- Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to early adulthood
This report, published by UNICEF with UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, ILO, WHO and the World Bank, describes the state of the epidemic in young people, the evidence for effective responses that address behavioural, social and structural challenges and prevent new HIV infections in young people. Country-specific data is shared.
- WHO | Adolescent pregnancy
The World Health Organization's site on adolescent pregnancy.
- World Health Organization - 10 Facts on Adolescent Health
One in every five people in the world is an adolescent, and 85% of them live in developing countries. Nearly two thirds of premature deaths and one third of the total disease burden in adults are associated with conditions or behaviours that began in youth, including tobacco use, a lack of physical activity, unprotected sex or exposure to violence.
- World Health Organization - Fact Sheets - Sexually Transmitted Infections
448 million new infections of curable sexually transmitted (syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis) infections occur yearly.
- Guttmacher Institute: Interactive Data Center
An interactive program like the International Human Development Indicators, this site provides a means of comparing issues between countries, or highlighting a country to see how they stand in certain issues.
- State of World Population 2012
The State of World Population 2012 explains why family planning is a right, examines the challenges in ensuring that all women, men and young people are able to exercise that right and suggests actions that governments and international organizations can take to give everyone the power and the means to decide freely and responsibly how many children to have and when to have them.
- DataFinder | U.S. and World Data by The Population Reference Bureau
Search hundreds of indicators, thousands of locations, and easily create custom reports to print, download, and share.
- WHO | Maternal mortality
Every day, 1500 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications. In 2005, there were an estimated 536 000 maternal deaths worldwide. Most of these deaths occurred in developing countries, and most were avoidable.
From The World Bank, A compilation of data on key gender topics from national statistics agencies, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys.
- UNICEF - Information by country
Demographic factors for countries around the world, including many related to adolescent sexual health issues.
Citations for recently published journal articles on adolescent reproductive and sexual health in the Global South: an RSS feed provided by the National Library of Medicine. Visit PubMed or use the PubMed search box (left) to learn more.
Lesson plans, curricula, and other resources for educators working with young people in the Global South.
Organizations which work toward improving adolescent reproductive and sexual health
Recent news on adolescent reproductive and sexual health in the Global South: an RSS feed from Google News.
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