The Health of Vulnerable Adolescent Girls: A Strategic Investment for Double Returns
Population Council, UN Adolescent Girls Task Force
The field of research and programs for adolescent girls has traditionally focused on sexuality, reproductive health, and behavior, neglecting the broader social and economic issues that underpin adolescent girls’ human rights, overall development, health, and well-being. Further, efforts to improve girls’ lives often spotlight those who control or influence their lives—parents, in-laws, boys, men, perpetrators—overlooking girls themselves.
This review provides data-driven insight on the health of vulnerable girls including basic knowledge and premises, the current landscape, promoted policies and practices, as well as resources.