youth fact sheet on SRHR for adolescents in sub-saharan africa

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As growing numbers of young people enter their reproductive years, they will need significantly expanded reproductive health services. Adolescents in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) have particular reproductive health vulnerabilities such as high adolescent birth rates , this group contributes to over 50% of the global proportion of births taking place in adolescence and to over 23% of the burden of disease due to pregnancy , child and maternal health, with severe implication for their access to education and livelihood options.

This advocacy brief provides the most recent review on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents in nine Sub Saharan African countries, namely Angola, Benin, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia.