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Young 4 Real Brochure: Sexual and Reproductive Health: What You Need To Know

Young 4 Real Brochure: Sexual and Reproductive Health: What You Need To Know

 

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Talking to Guardians and Parents About Sex and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH): A Why? Who? Who? Where? What? and How? Guide For Young People

Talking to Guardians and Parents About Sex and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH): A Why? Who? Who? Where? What? and How? Guide For Young  People

 

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Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV Prevention: SAfAIDS How-To-Card

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV Prevention: SAfAIDS How-To-Card

 

This How-To-Card highlights a continuing need for prevention. Prevention methods such as Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) hold much promise for southern Africa. Working in synergy with current prevention strategies, PEP has a potential to prevent infection among a number of key groups. It represents an additional prevention tool to strenghten southern Africa's HIV prevention efforts.

 

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A Sexual and Reproductive Health Success Story Youth Leading Youth: SAYWHAT Reclaiming Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Young People in Zimbabwe’s Tertiary Institutions

A Sexual and Reproductive Health Success Story Youth Leading Youth: SAYWHAT Reclaiming Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Young People in Zimbabwe’s Tertiary Institutions, SAfAIDS & SAYWHAT, 2011

 

Over the years, commendable initiatives have been undertaken by governments, funding partners and civil society organisations to address the challenges that confront young people in the region. These efforts have contributed towards raising awareness of the magnitude of challenges that young people face. However, the majority of these efforts have failed to transfer requisite knowledge and skills to enable young people to take the lead in addressing their own challenges. Evidence increasingly demonstrates that youth leadership and participation in problem identification, and in designing relevant interventions to address the identified challenges, can bring sustainable results. Youth empowerment lies at the centre of such initiatives and makes young people partners, and not beneficiaries, in interventions meant to benefit them. Students And Youths Working on Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Zimbabwe, is a role model of an effective youth-led empowermentinitiative which demonstrates impressive levels of youth participation.

 

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Traditional Leadership Championing HIV and Gender-based Violence Prevention!

Traditional Leadership Championing HIV and Gender-based Violence Prevention!: Referral Tool for Traditional Leaders working to Prevent HIV and Gender-based Violence in their Communities

Position Paper: Addressing Adolescent Pregnancy Challenges in Southern Africa in the Era of HIV

The rate of increase in adolescent pregnancies is a growing concern in southern Africa and hence it has become imperative to examine the various causes of teenage pregnancy in order to comprehensively address this issue. Lack of sex education and awareness of pregnancy preventionmeasures are the most important but not the only contributory factors of adolescent pregnancy. The following are some factors that lead to adolescent pregnancy.

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