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Reproductive Health of Young Adults
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Reproductive Health of Young Adults

Learning Goals

This module is designed to increase the awareness and understanding of the reproductive health needs of young adults among policy-makers, program directors, program planners, and health care providers. It is also designed to enable these audiences to provide more adequate health services to youth.

To offer high quality services and care to youth, policy-makers, administrators, and health-care providers need to remain abreast of current information and practices. Unfortunately, there exists a significant gap between knowledge gained through research and the application of those findings in everyday practice. The purpose of this module is to help close that gap by providing up-to-date, scientifically accurate information. The module provides a core of information that can be adapted as needed for various audiences.

Section I of this module provides background information that will help policy-makers or providers:

  • increase their awareness of characteristics of young adults and their reproductive health needs.
  • understand the important reasons to focus attention and provide reproductive health/HIV prevention services to young adults

Section II of this module provides information for providers and program directors and planners that will help them:

  • identify the essential elements needed in providing reproductive health services to young adults.
  • identify the most effective ways to reach youth with services.

Section III of this module provides technical information that will help providers:

  • increase their knowledge about appropriate contraceptive methods for young adults.
  • identify the criteria for advising use and discontinuation of contraceptive methods among young adults.

Section IV of this module provides basic information that will help providers:

  • increase their knowledge of STI prevalence and prevention among youth.
  • identify the most important programmatic tools in STI/HIV prevention services for youth


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