Preventing Early Pregnancy and Poor Reproductive Health Outcomes: A Toolkit
Nearly 16 million girls between 15 and 19 years old give birth annually, almost all of them in developing countries. After a systematic review of the evidence, WHO developed the guidelines Preventing Early Pregnancy and Poor Reproductive Outcomes among Adolescents in Developing Countries, which focus on key actions that aim to reduce the number of adolescent pregnancies in developing countries. In 2012, in collaboration with WHO and UNFPA, FCI developed this advocacy toolkit, available in English, French, and Spanish, to promote the dissemination of the guidelines’ recommendations to policymakers and program planners globally. Designed for advocates, the toolkit encourages and enables evidence-based action among decision makers, opinion leaders, medical personnel, researchers, and affected communities to prevent early pregnancy and poor reproductive outcomes among adolescent girls.