PMA adolescent and young adults health briefs are snapshots of key indicators among young women age 15-24 presented in charts, graphs and tables. Key indicators include: level of education, median age at key reproductive life events such as first sex and first contraceptive use, and modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR). These health briefs are available for the countries and survey rounds listed below.
In addition, PMA is developing a cross-cutting global adolescent surveillance system to: 1) monitor national indicators of adolescent health for girls living in low and middle-income settings; 2) track key transitions into adulthood (end of education, first employment, first partnership, marriage and childbearing) using a longitudinal desing 3) identify community and individual influences that promote or harm adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health; and, 4) provide recommendations for stakeholders to guide programs and policies tailored to meet adolescent girls’ needs.
For more on the studies on Adolescent & Young Adults:
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