Adolescents, both unmarried and married, face many sexual and reproductive health risks stemming from early, unprotected, and unwanted sexual activity. Key factors underlying this issue are lack of access to sexuality education, and to accessible, affordable, and appropriate contraception. There is an urgent need to implement programmes to meet the contraception needs of adolescents, while dismantling the current barriers to adolescents from accessing services.
WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research. Expanding access to contraceptive services for adolescents. (2012) 4 pp.