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Reproductive Health of Young Adults:
Contraception, Pregnancy and
Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV

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 Young Adults
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 directors.

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 Adults
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 Adults
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 the background and needs of your audience, you may decide to use some or all of the slides or supplement them with information relevant to your local situation.

Items found in shaded boxes are suggestions for activities and discussion questions that you may wish to use with your audience. Including some or all of these elements can help your presentation become more interactive, enhancing the learning process. In some cases when activities are used, you may find that slides covering the same material may be omitted.

Regardless of whether or not you include the participatory activities, be sure to familiarize yourself with the contents prior to your presentation. Before the presentation begins, inform your audience about how your presentation is organized and how you would like to structure the discussion (i.e., taking questions during the presentation or waiting until the end). Depending on how much information you decide to use, you may want to consider breaking the presentation into two or more sessions.



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