The 3rd International Family Planning Conference recently concluded in Addis Ababa and currently the UN Conference on Climate Change is taking place in Warsaw Poland. Both conferences are very different, however both share one similarity: their impact of women’s reproductive health and rights.
As a tribute to both i wanna quiz you all on youth reproductive rights globally! Be fair, no cheating!
Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Trends and Figures
True or False
_____There are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world.
_____Between 2001 and 2011, HIV prevalence fell by nearly 27 percent among young people
ages 15-24 globally.
_____In many low- and middle-income countries, young people constitute anywhere from a third to more
than half of the entire country’s population.
_____Contraceptive use is on the rise, particularly among young people
_____In some regions, women ages 15-19 are five times more likely to have an unmet need for
contraception than women in their 20’s.
_____Transgender communities experience common human rights violations, including early
violence and exclusion from family and community life; limited or denied access to education,
employment and housing; social and institutional violence against trans* people, including
criminalization; limited and often denied access to health care services; impossibility or difficulty to
obtain legal documentation
_____Almost all unintended adolescent pregnancies in South Central and Southeast Asia occur
among unmarried women
_____Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among
young women ages 15 – 19.
_____Maternal mortality is increasing worldwide.
_____Worldwide, unsafe abortions increased from 2003 to 2008.
_____The proportion of women aged 15–19 in Africa who have had an unsafe abortion is
higher than in any other region.
_____Laws prohibiting sex between consenting adults of the same age criminalize same sex
couples in many developing countries.
_____In Latin America and the Caribbean, women aged 20–29 years account for less than half
of all unsafe abortions.
_____Legal restrictions on abortion do not affect its incidence.
_____Legal age of marriage is increasing.
_____Married adolescent girls tend to have lower rates of HIV infection than their sexually
active, unmarried peers
Fill in the blank
Today, there are over ___ billion people living on our planet.
About ___ million women have an unmet need for contraception
Contraceptive use among younger women 15-19 is especially low and varies from __-28 percent across sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and former Soviet Asia.
Among those using modern contraceptive methods, on average, failure rates for adolescents are about __% higher than those for older women.
The 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights survey (2012 GMHR) examined levels of access to a variety of HIV prevention services, including condoms, lubricants, HIV testing, HIV treatment, MSM-focused sex education, HIV education materials for MSM, and HIV risk reduction programs for MSM. While access to services was low for all MSM, the proportion of YMSM reporting easy access was significantly _____ than older MSM across all categories of service measured.
More than ___ of unintended adolescent pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean occur among married women.
More than ___,000 women die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth every year.
Children born to mothers in their twenties have a ___ percent lower risk of dying by their first birthday than children born to younger mothers.
Almost ___ percent of all unsafe abortions in developing countries are among women under 20 years of age.
Between 100 and ___ million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation worldwide.
Around the world, ___ million young people ages 15-24 are living with HIV.
In Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, more than ___ percent of young women between 15 and 19 are married.
About ___ countries continue to outlaw homosexuality, with penalties ranging from a year in jail to life imprisonment
Stigma and __________ put young GLBT youth at risk of unintended pregnancy, violence, and STIs, including HIV.
Youth 25 and under account for ___% of all new HIV infections.
source: Advocates for Youth