Adolescent Friendly Health Services

June 23, 2020 1:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Adolescence is a period of transition to adulthood and it is well known that the adolescents undergo various psycho-social changes during this period. As sexual maturation is a major physiological development during this period, it is required that the health care services responds while adopting youth friendly health services. Young people have the right to quality health care services therefore, it is essential that the adolescent health care services are friendly and cater to their needs without prejudice. The YRSHR implementation programmes of MAMTA are based on enhancing accessibility and strengthening of the services. MAMTA has played a catalyst role in establishment of safe space model for the young and adolescents by formation of Youth Information Center (YIC) and Gender Resource Centres. These are platforms which act as safe spots for vulnerable adolescent girls and boys to alleviate apprehensions and seek advice on sexual and reproductive health and rights in gender appropriate manner. MAMTA has advised health systems on strengthening of services.

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