Existing Reproductive and Sexual Health Interventions to Young People in South Asia.

Abstract

This report reviews literature and documents on existing reproductive and sexual health interventions for young people and examines the types of existing interventions, the number of interventions and the group of people that are reached through these interventions. The report also identifies the underlying factors of low persistence of addressing ASRH in South Asia i.e. the operational barriers and the laws and policies that pertain to ASRH especially, in India, Pakestan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. The report begins with a discussion on existing interventions in Bangladesh and follows a chronological order, depending upon the availability of well-articulated information. Because of the overwhelming number of interveners in India, it was difficult to discuss segregated activities of the organizations and, hence, the report is organized around the existing interventions in particular. It discusses these interventions, outliens the similarities and differences of the interventions from country to country and identifies the gaps and issues in the interventions. The review aims to:

  • Find out the types and number of interventions

  • Analyse the effectiveness of the existing interventions

  • Investigate the target population, i.e. how many people have been reached so far

  • Find out the gaps and issues in existing interventions

  • Analyse the strategies taken in mobilization to meet the gaps and issues in intervention.

Citation

Monograph Series: 7, BRAC University, Bangladesh. 48 pp.

Existing Reproductive and Sexual Health Interventions to Young People in South Asia.

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