Sum Srey Norng is a 15 year old female who lives with her parents and 4 siblings in Bor Em Village, Rominh Commune, Koh Andeth District, Ta Keo Province, Cambodia. In April 2014, she was in a traffic accident when she crossed a road to collect lotus roots and fruit to sell.

WellShare International conducted a district assessment on readiness for community-based access to injectables and results showed that only 3 out of the 55 Health Centers in Iganga offer youth-friendly services and that less than 10 percent of Health Center staff are trained in YFS.


On February 18, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET, the Very Young Adolescent (VYA) Alliance will be hosting a webinar titled “Investing When It Counts: Partnering with Very Young Adolescents to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health.” Registration information will be released on Febuary 9, 2015.

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York build more responsive systems to help strengthen families and to reduce the number of children living outside of family care. Additionally, the organization helps countries to establish a baseline of the number of children living outside of family care.


This guide helps readers to develop new, high-quality peer education programs for young people ages 10-24 years and to improve existing programs. Although the focus is on peers working with young people to improve their sexual and reproductive health, these guidelines can be applied more broadly to other types of peer education programs as well. This second edition of the publication provides updated technical content and incorporates information about addressing gender inequality in peer education programs.


This website provides a list of resources that aim to prevent unsafe abortion and provide sensitive and appropriate postabortion care for adolescent clients.


This publication describes the TESFA project in Ethiopia. TESFA is a three year project funded by the Nike Foundation that works to improve economic, and sexual and reproductive health outcomes for ever‐married adolescent girls in Ethiopia.

Journal Article

This article retrospectively analyzes the scale-up of adolescent-friendly contraceptive services in five countries and draws lessons learned to inform implementation and sustainable scale-up of HIV and other services for adolescents.


This brief provides an overview of the need to focus on providing sexual and reproductive health information to VYAs as the research suggests that adolescents are becoming sexually active sooner than originally thought.


This brief provides a list of resources to support communities and health care providers in meeting the unique physical, social, and psychosocial needs – including sexual and reproductive health – of adolescent HIV.