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Asia Emphasizes Need For ‘Meaningful Youth Participation’ In Reproductive Health

Xinhua: Asia needs to invest in youth’s reproductive health
“Investing in the youth’s sexual and reproductive health is the key to stemming some of developing Asia’s major health challenges [such as] increasing HIV infections and maternal deaths. … This is the consensus among the over 3,000 participants in 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights (APCRSHR). The biennial conference, which was convened by the Philippine NGO Council on Population Health and Welfare, Inc. (PNGOC), was held last week in Manila and gathered lawmakers, youth leaders, health providers and members of civil society from Asia and the Pacific…” (Sarmiento, 1/28).