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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health

This section summaries of published systematic reviews on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. This includes information on: effective practice in the field of adolescent health, pregnancy prevention, management of adolescent pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS).


A 14-year-old girl tapes her drawing and writing project on a wall during a group therapy session, at a shelter for children who have been abused or sexually exploited.

Cognitive-behavioural interventions for children who have been sexually abused

A female police investigator and a social worker discuss with a 7-year-old girl who was sexually abused by an 18 year old boy, Sierra Leone.

School based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse

Information, education and counselling

A female community health worker councils a group of women on good health practices, Nepal

WHO recommendation on interventions to promote awareness of human, sexual and reproductive rights and the right to access quality skilled care

Adolescent pregnancy and contraception

Pregnant adolescent in a slum area, Brazil.

Interventions for preventing unintended pregnancies among adolescents

An outreach worker discusses health issues with young people in Cambodia.

The effectiveness of adolescent reproductive health interventions in developing countries: a review of the evidence

 Students and an instructor teach younger adolescents about sexual health in their high school, Peru.

School-based teenage pregnancy prevention programs: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

STIs and HIV/AIDS in Adolescents

Jessica, 13, participates in a support group for HIV-positive adolescents at a municipal hospital, Brazil.

Motivational interviewing for improving outcomes in youth living with HIV

Assorted vitamins and nutritional supplements in serving spoon.

Micronutrient supplementation in children and adults with HIV infection

Two teenage girls on scooter, Cambodia.

HIV prevention interventions in adolescent girls: what is the state of the science?