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What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. A review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices

Author: Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Catherine Lane, Sylvia Wong Organisation: Global Health: Science and Practice Year: 2015

This journal article reviews the growing body of evidence on successful and unsuccessful interventions that seek to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health. 

It finds that adolescent are not adequately reached by interventions intended for them and that popular interventions shown to be ineffective, such as youth centres, peer education and one-off public meetings, continue to be implemented.

On the other hand, interventions shown to be effective, such as comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services, are delivered inadequately.

The authors call for coordinated and complimentary approaches that improve the health of adolescents and the abandonment of wasteful and ineffective approaches.

 

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