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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger

Helene Barroy, Rafael Cortez and Djibrilla Karamoko

No 96021, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank

Abstract: Today's adolescents and youth face substantial physical, social, and economic barriers to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) potential. Niger has the highest fertility rate in the region and the world, as well as lowest age for marriage and childbearing. Early marriage and childbearing have been identified as key contributors to high fertility and maternal mortality in the region. To understand how countries are addressing adolescent SRH and rights (SRHR), the World Bank conducted a quantitative and qualitative study in several countries with a high adolescent's SRH burden including Niger. The specific objectives of the study were to: (i) investigate adolescent's socio-economic profile; (ii) analyze adolescent's sexual and reproductive health status and its determinants from a demand and supply-side perspective; (iii) assess effectiveness of existing adolescent friendly initiatives and programs; and (iv) recommend a set of policy options to improve access and use of services for adolescents in Niger. This knowledge brief provides a brief background on adolescent SRH in Niger and summarizes the results of this study.

Keywords: child health; unplanned pregnancies; mass media; sexually active; reproductive health; workforce; gender inequality; reproductive cycle; contraception; peer education; people; young girls; unsafe abortions; intercourse; antenatal care; first child; prevention; young mother; employment opportunities; rural women; skills development; morbidity; services; life skills; health care; gender equity; family members; health; national policies; family planning methods; health workers; sustainable development; health facilities; national strategies; first sexual encounter; family planning education; spouses; access to education; maternal mortality; knowledge; population knowledge; pregnancies; training; abortions; health centers; religious values; fertility rate; unmarried adolescents; stis; adoption; childbearing age; violence; participation in decision; gender norms; modern family planning methods; gender inequalities; dissemination; marriage; pathfinder international; services for adolescents; place of residence; social development; demographic pressure; early childbearing; mortality; unmarried girls; educated women; progress; childbirth; infant; age of marriage; young age; workers; female adolescents; policies; sex before age; aged; hiv; natal care; woman; age; victims; urban areas; family planning; early marriage for girls; youth; national capacity; nutrition; mother; adolescents; childbearing; use of family planning; policy; sexual encounter; child mortality; husbands; children per woman; sex; human rights; modern family planning; reproductive health services; children; modern family; clinics; training opportunities; national plan; rural areas; adolescent; young women; economic progress; infections; first marriage; young people; population; girls; urban women; married women; unfpa; strategy; genital cutting; fertility; women; family planning services; hiv infections; sexual violence; adolescent health; qualitative information; early marriage; behavior change; health services; implementation; abortion; pregnancy; ante-natal care; rural residence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2015-04
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