Topic » Youth
More than half of the world’s population in 2008 was under the age of 30. The majority of these youth approaching their childbearing years live in developing countries with limited access to family planning and reproductive health services. More than 14 million girls ages 15-19 give birth each year, and they are twice as likely as women 20-34 to die from pregnancy-related causes.
PAI holds discussions on reproductive health with U.S. university students and provides advocacy grants to support youth-led organizations working on these issues internationally. PAI believes that young people must have access to comprehensive and scientifically accurate reproductive health information, services, and supplies.
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This week, PAI Atlas Fellow Esther Agbarakwe is participating in the Stockholm+40 Conference. The conference, organized by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to seeks to “highlight young people’s views and proposals for solutions … Continue reading