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.
The presentation is divided into four sections, which are briefly
described in the paragraphs below.
Section I: Reproductive Health Issues of
Section I contains background information on the young adult
population, including reproductive health risks and consequences.
This section is particularly useful for policy-makers or program
Section II: How to Reach Young Adults
Section II discusses what information and services young adults
need and how to make services more accessible. This section
is appropriate for those involved in planning and designing
programs for youth.
Section III: Contraceptive Options for Young
Section III provides clinical information on contraceptive options
for young adults. This section is useful for providers and others
involved in reproductive health services and counseling.
Section IV: STI/HIV Prevention and Treatment:
Priority for Young Adult
Section IV addresses STI and HIV prevention and treatment issues,
focusing on STIs among the young adult population. This section
is particularly useful for providers involved in reproductive
health services and counseling.
Depending upon your background and learning needs, you may
decide to focus special attention on sections relevant to your
local situation as you complete this course of study.
Items found on activity pages are suggestions for learning
activities and questions for thought. Participating in some
or all of these elements can make the information more interactive,
thereby enhancing the learning process.
This learning module is expected to take 120 to 150 minutes
to complete. You may want to divide the material into two or
more sessions to allow time for review and breaks.
Learner Note: Throughout the narrative there
are Learner Notes, similar to this one, that offer references
and further study suggestions. Use them to enhance your