Global Consensus Statement: Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Global efforts to prevent unintended pregnancies and improve pregnancy spacing among adolescents and youth will reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, decrease rates of unsafe abortion, decrease HIV/STI incidence, improve nutritional status, keep girls in school, improve economic opportunities, and contribute toward reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.  We recognize and commit ourselves and call upon all programs promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and youth to ensure full and informed choice of contraceptives.

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