Invest in Young People
Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Gender Advocacy
October 2013
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Invest in Young People - It Pays

This year’s Women Deliver conference made a strong call for investing in the health and development of adolescents and young people. It highlighted the unique problems faced by adolescent girls and young women—some of the most vulnerable and neglected individuals in the world—and stressed the importance of addressing their needs and rights, not only for their individual benefit, but also to achieve global goals such as reducing maternal mortality and HIV infection.

In response to an invitation from the editors of Reproductive Health, we—the sixteen coauthors of this commentary—put together key themes that reverberated throughout the conference, on the health and development needs of adolescents and young people, and promising solutions to meet them. Read more in "Invest in Young People - It Pays."


Reproductive Health 2013, 10:51 doi:10.1186/1742-4755-10-51
Invest in adolescents and young people: it pays.
Chandra-Mouli V, Greifinger R, Nwosu A, Hainsworth G, Sundaram L, Hadi S, McConville F, Benevides R, Simon C, Patkar A, Schoening E, Sethi D, Boldosser-Boesch A, Awasthi P, Mathur A, Braeken D.

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