Maisha Youth on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Maisha Youth focuses on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights as a fundamental part of the Adolescent and Young Person.

Why SRHR (based on data as of 2015. Read more)

16Yrs

The median age of sexual debut

15Yrs

Age of sexual debut for young people in the rural area without education.

18%

Of girls aged 15-19 years had given birth or were pregnant with their first child

47%

Young people contribute to the highest number of new HIV infections at about 47%.

Adolescent Girls from lower wealth quintile are more than 2 times more likely to start child bearing compared to adolescents from higher wealth quintile.
Young people living in urban areas at higher risk of contracting HIV than those living in rural areas

In recognizing that to maintain one’s sexual and reproductive health, people need access to accurate information and the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception methods of their choice, Maisha Youth has taken up the mandate to provide comprehensive information on SRHR as well as advocate for the said Rights. Young People also need to be informed and empowered to protect themselves from Sexual Gender Based Violence.

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