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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).

General

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

School based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse

Adolescent pregnancy and contraception

A mother embraces her daughter,16, who sits on a stool outside their home in a slum area of Brazil.  Her daughter is pregnant with her third child.

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

A group of young people distribute flyers on safe sex practises to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS within a village community, India

Effectiveness of the 40 adolescent AIDS-risk reduction interventions: a quantitative review