A Need to Know

Indonesia’s young people are calling for accessible and accurate sexual and reproductive health information and a voice in their health care needs.
 
The country’s youth were, in fact, part of the discussions at the first National Adolescents Summit, held in Yogyakarta and organized by government officials, UN agencies and private partners. Summit participant and peer educator Marselina Putri Yamina Manimoi pointed out that among adolescents in both urban and rural settings, early sexual activity is common, leading to teen pregnancies and marriages.
 
The Quote: “This happens because we do not understand our own bodies. And both our parents and teachers never teach us about this,” says Manimoi.
 
Source: The Jakarta Post

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