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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Nicaragua: An Analysis Using a Sexual and Reproductive Health Framework and Human Rights

Amparo Gordillo-Tobar, Geraldine Beneitez, Juana Ortega, William Waters and Emig Bravo

No 93093, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank

Abstract: In an effort to integrate operational and analytical work on adolescents and youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and Human Rights in Nicaragua, the World Bank, in coordination with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted the study titled: ?sexual and reproductive health among youth in Latin America: adding a human rights perspective.? The study was conducted within the umbrella of the ongoing Family Community Health World Bank project. To gain a better understanding of the SRH and Human Rights in the country, the study, funded by the Nordic Development Trust Fund (NTF), reviewed the national legal framework and the school curricula; consulted focus groups for adolescents from representative samples in four geographic regions; and integrated the results of the study into a national multi-sectoral strategy on adolescents sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The strategy will inform the Bank?s operational plans and agreements for the next five years.

Keywords: access to contraception; access to family planning; Adolescence; ADOLESCENT; adolescent fertility; adolescent girls; Adolescent Health; adolescent pregnancy; Adolescents; adolescents at risk; births; cases of violence; Citizenship; classroom; Community Health; Comprehensive Care; condoms; contraception; curriculum; dignity; discrimination; discrimination between women; diseases; early pregnancy; enforcement of laws; Environmental Education; Equal Rights; Family Education; family planning methods; family violence; fertility rate; gender; gender differences; gender equality; gender inequality; Gender Policy; gender roles; gross national income; health care; health centers; Health Education; HIV; HUMAN RIGHTS; Human Rights Perspective; international instruments; literacy; midwives; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health; mortality; National Constitution; National Council; national laws; nurses; Nutrition; Peace; Population Knowledge; pregnancies; pregnancy; privacy; Progress; public health; religious reasons; Reproductive Education; REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH; Rights Perspective; school curricula; school teachers; schools; secondary school; sex; sexual education; sexual identity; sexual relations; sexual violence; sexuality; Sexuality Education; sexually transmitted infections; social status; STIs; Suicide; teacher; teacher training; Teachers; teaching; teaching tools; training courses; UNFPA; UNICEF; United Nations; United Nations Population Fund; unplanned pregnancies; victims; Violence Against Women; woman; young adulthood; young people; young women; youth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2014-11
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