Young people and adolescents
Over 40% of IPPF’s resources are devoted to addressing the needs of young people. Under 25s account for 50% of new HIV infections, and girls and young women are the most vulnerable group. Access to and understanding of contraceptives among young people is limited. Many young pregnant women resort to unsafe abortions. The need for education, information and services for young people is one of IPPF’s most pressing sexual health priorities.
Youth friendly Health Services
Youth-friendly service delivery is about providing health services based on a comprehensive understanding of what young people in any given society or community want and need. It is also based on an understanding of, and respect for, the realities of young people’s diversity and sexual rights.