Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Humanitarian emergencies often increase adolescents’ vulnerability to violence, poverty, separation from families, sexual abuse, and exploitation that can greatly affect the ability of adolescents to practice safe reproductive health behaviors.

 

Facts & Stats

The risk of maternal mortality is highest for adolescent girls under 15 years old, and complications in pregnancy and childbirth is a leading cause of death among adolescent girls in developing countries.

Reference: WHO, maternal mortality, 2015