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Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Speaker: Hani Fawzi
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Adolescence is a phase which involves transition period between childhood and adulthood where physical and cognitive changes prepares one for adult responsibilities. There is progression from appearance of secondary sexual characteristics (puberty) to sexual and reproductive maturity and development of adult mental process and identity and transition from total social-economic dependence to relative independence. Many adolescents move from childhood through adolescence into adulthood in good health. However there are key health problems in adolescence, Dr. Hani Fawzi discusses them in detail. Adolescents are a diverse population group and have different and changing needs. They need information and skills, safe and supportive environment, health and counselling services, access to economy and decision making options. The rationale for investment in adolescents- demographic, public health,economic and human rights are explained in detail. Frameworks for addressing the health and development of adolescents include World Bank, WHO and UNFPA.

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