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School dropout

or poor school
performance
when teen High rates of
Health problems pregnancies sexually
during and after occur transmitted
pregnancy in both
disease among
the mother and
adolescent
the baby
women
High risk of
HIV infections
Teenage
Unsafe abortion pregnancy/
practices and adolescent
maternal death in parenthood
adolescents

reproducti
ve health
Teenage

sexual
girls’

and

No access to
contraceptiv
Gender e methods
High-risk Poverty Lack of inequali
behaviors informati ty
on

Disadvantaged
adolescents Teenage girls are
have problems unable to negotiate
to access quality with their male
education, partners about safe
information sex practices.
and/or health Traditional gender
why?

services. roles and stereotypes


But

prevent both young


men and women
from exercising their
sexuality in a healthy
Teenagers
and responsible way.
under the
Teenagers don’t Governments and
influence of
know about health institutions
alcohol or
contraceptive haven’t been able
other drugs are
methods or don’t to provide them.
more likely to
know how to use In some countries
have
them. They have parental consent is
unprotected
no information required to access
sex.
about their contraceptive
sexual and services.
reproductive Teenagers don't
rights. know where to get
them.