Sexual and reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of young adolescents in developing countries: Reviewing the evidence, identifying research gaps, and moving the agenda

Report of a WHO technical consultation, Geneva, 4-5 November 2010

Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Cover of SRH of young adolescents in developing countries

Publication details

Number of pages: 18
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
Price: Free of charge. WEB ONLY
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/11.11



The overall objective of the WHO technical consultation was to identify and recommend to WHO (particularly the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction) a set of policy-relevant themes, methodologies and potential country settings for a programme of collaborative research on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of younger adolescents. The specific objectives were to (a) identify key problems, needs and proposed interventions; (b) determine which types of data would be most useful for planning and programme purposes in developing countries; and (c) propose methodologies for obtaining these data.