Youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services
Working with ministries, NGOs and other partners, UNFPA advocates for and supports the efficient and delivery of a holistic, youth-friendly health-care core package that includes:
• universal access to accurate sexual and reproductive health information
• a range of safe and affordable contraceptive methods
• sensitive counselling, quality obstetric and antenatal care for all pregnant women and girls
• the prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
UNFPA also works to ensure these important services and supportive programmes are available for those who are marginalized or hard to reach. UNFPA is the designated lead organization in condom programming and in the prevention of HIV transmission amongst young people outside of schools, vulnerable groups (except refugees and internally displaced populations), and sex workers. The Fund also convenes the Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and Young People.
UNFPA also partners with other UN agencies and with national governments, civil society, young people and youth-serving organizations to actively promote and protect their sexual and reproductive health and human rights.