youth friendly service for youth at risk.
Reproductive Health, Family Planning, peer preasure
Youth friendly services represent an approach, which brings together the qualities that
young people demand, with the high standards that have to be achieved in the best public
services. Such services are accessible, acceptable and appropriate for young people.
They are in the right place, at the right time, at the right price (free where necessary)
and delivered in the right style to be acceptable to young people. They are equitable
because they are inclusive and do not discriminate against any sector of this young
clientele on grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, social status or any other
reason. Indeed, they reach out to those who are most vulnerable and those who lack
Young People as an Age Group
1 Adolescents: 10 – 19 years
2 Youth: 15-25 years
3 Young people: 10 – 24 years
The meaning of "adolescence" -the period between 10 and 19 years of age- is understood
in different ways in different cultural contexts. Almost universally, however, it is seen as
a time of transition between childhood and adulthood, a period of physical and
psychological changes associated with puberty, and of preparation for the roles,
privileges and responsibilities of adulthood.
The nature and experience of adolescence vary tremendously by sex, marital status, class,
region and cultural context. As a group, however, adolescents are generally recognized to
have sexual and reproductive health needs that differ from those of adults, and which are
still poorly understood in much of the world.
Adolescents and young people are at the beginning of their sexual and reproductive lives
and they are also the next generation of parents. How they undergo preparation for this
journey has tremendous implications for their own lives as well as for national
reproductive health outcomes, including fertility, safe motherhood and sexually
transmitted infections (STIs), particularly HIV/AIDS
, peer preasure
, Reproductive Health