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Authors
De Silva, W. Indralal, Aparnaa Somanathan and Vindya Eriyagama
Title
Adolescent Reproductive Health in Sri Lanka: Status, Policies, Programs, and Issues
Imprint
POLICY Project, January 2003, 31 pp
Url
http://www.policyproject.com/pubs/countryreports/ARH_Sri_Lanka.pdf
Abstract

"The purpose of this report is to highlight the reproductive health status of adolescents in Sri Lanka. This is part of a series of assessments in 13 countries in Asia and the Near East. The report begins with a description of the social context and gender socialization that set girls and boys on separate lifetime paths in terms of life expectations, educational attainment, job prospects, labor force participation, reproduction, and duties in the household. The report also outlines laws and policies that pertain to adolescent reproductive health (ARH) and discusses information and service delivery programs that provide reproductive health information and services to adolescents. The report identifies barriers to ARH and ends with recommendations for action to improve ARH in Sri Lanka."

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