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Adolescent contraceptive use: data from the Ukraine demographic and health survey (UDHS), 2007
World Health Organization ( 2016 )
Adolescent contraceptive use: data from the Zambia demographic and health survey (ZDHS), 2013-14
World Health Organization ( 2016 )
Adolescent contraceptive use: data from the Zimbabwe demographic and health survey (ZDHS), 2010-11
World Health Organization ( 2016 )
Adolescent contraceptive use: glossary of terms
World Health Organization ( 2016 )
Adolescent first births in East Africa: disaggregating characteristics, trends and determinants
Chandra-Mouli, Venkatraman; Neal, Sarah E; Chou, Doris ( 2015-02-19 )

The use of a single national figure fails to capture the complex patterns and inequalities in early childbearing that occur within countries, as well as the differing contexts in which these pregnancies occur. Further disaggregated data that examine patterns and trends for different groups are needed to enable programmes to be focused on those most at risk. This paper describes a comprehensive analysis of adolescent first births using disaggregated data from Demographic and Household surveys (DHS) for three East African countries: Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.The study initially produces cross-sectional descriptive data on adolescent motherhood by age (under 16, 16-17 and 18-19 years), marital status, wealth, education, state or region, urban/rural residence and religion. Trends for two or more surveys over a period of 18-23 years are then analysed, and again disaggregated by age, wealth, urban/rural residence and marital status to ascertain which groups within the population have benefited most from reductions in adolescent first birth. In order to adjust for confounding factors we also use multinomial logistic regression to analyse the social and economic determinants of adolescent first birth, with outcomes again divided by age.In all three countries, a significant proportion of women gave birth before age 16 (7%-12%). Both the bivariate analysis and logistic regression show that adolescent motherhood is strongly associated with poverty and lack of education/literacy, and this relationship is strongest among births within the youngest age group (<16 years). There are also marked differences by region, religion and urban/rural residence. Trends over time show there has been limited progress in reducing adolescent first births overall, with no reductions among the poorest.Adolescent first births, particularly at the youngest ages, are most common among the poorest and least educated, and progress in reducing rates within this group has not been made over the last few decades. Disaggregating data allows such patterns to be understood, and enables efforts to be better directed where needed.

Adolescent friendly health services : an agenda for change
World Health Organization. Dept. of Child and Adolescent Health and Development ( 2003 )
Adolescent health
( 1988 )
Adolescent health (Resolution)
Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 039 ( 1988 )
Adolescent health (Resolution)
( 1988 )
ADOLESCENT HEALTH : Adolescent reproductive behaviour = SANTÉ DES ADOLESCENTS : Comportement des adolescents en matière de reproduction
World Health Organization ( 1990 )
Adolescent health and development : the key to the future
World Health Organization. Adolescent Health Unit ( 1994 )
Adolescent health and development in nursing and midwifery education / authors, Gwen Brumbough Keeney, Linda Cassata, Beverly J. McElmurry
Keeney, Gwen Brumbough; Cassata, Linda; McElmurry, Beverly J; World Health Organization. Nursing Unit; World Health Organization. Dept. of Human Resources for Health; World Health Organization. Dept. of Child and Adolescent Health and Development ( 2004 )
Adolescent Health and Development Programme : interim financial report for the biennium 1996-1997
World Health Organization. Adolescent Health and Development Unit; World Health Organization. Family and Reproductive Health ( 1997 )
Adolescent Health and Development Programme : progress report June 1997
World Health Organization. Adolescent Health and Development Unit; World Health Organization. Family and Reproductive Health ( 1997 )
Adolescent Health and Development Programme : proposed programme budget for the financial period 1998-1999
World Health Organization. Adolescent Health and Development Unit; World Health Organization. Family and Reproductive Health ( 1997 )
Adolescent health at a glance in South-East Asia Region, 2007 : fact sheet
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia ( 2007 )

The WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia has produced factsheets on adolescent health in all 11 Member countries of the Region. These factsheets have been prepared by undertaking a review of available published national data obtained from national demographic health surveys, reproductive health surveys, behavioural surveys and large studies, wherever available. The factsheets focus on demographic information, adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues, nutritional status, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, violence, injuries and accidents. The information in the factsheets will be useful for programme managers, policy-makers and researchers, and help in advocating for investing in adolescent health as part of public health programme for national development. In addition to adolescents (10-19 years), important information on young people (10-24 years) is also included. There are gaps related to availability of age-and -ex disaggregated data. In view of the importance of adolescent health, the national surveys should focus on desegregations of data by age, sex and marital status and include key indicators on coverage of health services for adolescents.

Adolescent health experience after abortion or delivery (AHEAD) trial: formative protocol for intervention development to prevent rapid, repeat pregnancy
Gonsalves, Lianne; Say, Lale; Rodriguez, Maria I; Hindin, Michelle J ( 2015-12-01 )

There is a high unmet need for modern contraception among adolescents, and adolescent girls who have already been pregnant are especially vulnerable to a rapid, repeat pregnancy (defined as a subsequent pregnancy within two years). The Adolescent Health Experience after Abortion or Delivery (AHEAD) trial will design, pilot, finalize, and ultimately evaluate an intervention targeted at reducing rapid repeat pregnancy. This protocol presents the methods for the first phase--formative research to identify key determinants of contraceptive use and rapid, repeat unintended pregnancy among adolescents.The determinants of adolescent pregnancy are known to vary by context; therefore, a dissimilar set of three countries will be selected to enable evaluation of the intervention in diverse cultural, political and economic environment, and to allow the intervention to be tested with a fuller range of ever-pregnant adolescents, including those who have chosen to terminate their pregnancy as well as those who are mothers. We will also consider marital status in settings where it is common for adolescents to marry. Focus group discussions (FGDs) will be conducted to examine barriers and facilitators to using contraception; preferred methods of overcoming these barriers; and perceptions of the services and information received. Key informant (KI) interviews will take place with various cadres of healthcare providers, health and education officials, and members of key youth and health organizations that work with adolescents. These interviews will focus on perceptions of pregnant adolescents; perceived information, skills, and motivations required for adolescent uptake of contraception; and experiences, challenges, and attitudes encountered during interactions.The findings from this first formative phase will be used to develop an intervention for preventing rapid, repeat unintended pregnancy among adolescents. This intervention will be piloted in a second phase of the AHEAD trial.

Adolescent Health Programme : publications and documents
World Health Organization. Adolescent Health Programme ( 1994 )
Adolescent health research priorities: report of a technical consultation, 13th and 14th October 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
World Health Organization ( 2015 )
Adolescent health: a strategy for the African Region
Regional Committe for Africa, 51 ( 2001 )
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