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Adolescents’ Access To Reproductive Health Services ‘Will Transform Their Lives’

Huffington Post: We Can’t Ignore Adolescent Reproductive Health
Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation

“…We need to ensure that every girl can fully realize her sexual and reproductive health and rights. One simple and cost-effective way to help do this is to expand access to voluntary family planning. … To make sure we are meeting the needs of girls, we must listen to them and include them in decision-making processes. We also need to improve data collection and analysis by gathering more data from girls and disaggregating more data by age and gender to ensure we understand the unique needs of different population segments. Addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescent girls will transform their lives and the lives of future generations…” (7/9).

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