Evidence for gender responsive actions for the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS and STI: Young people’s health as a whole-of-society response

Date de parution
juillet 2011
Type
Rapport
Editeur
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) [World Health Organization (WHO)]
Evidence for gender responsive actions for the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS and STI
Langue: Anglais
pdf, 10219 Ko, 18 pages

[Preuve d'actions sensibles à la sexospécificité afin de prévenir et de gérer le VIH / SIDA et les MST: Santé des jeunes – une intervention pansociétale]

The WHO Regional Office for Europe supports Member States in improving adolescent health by recommending comprehensive, multisectoral and evidence-informed adolescent health approaches; by delineating the critical contribution of the health sector; by fostering actions towards reducing inequalities; and by addressing gender as a key determinant of adolescent health. This publication aims to support this work in the framework of the European strategy for child and adolescent health and development, and is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe contribution to the development of a new policy framework for Europe, Health 2020, for which the WHO Regional Office for Europe has been mandated by the 53 Member States.

Negative outcomes of early pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, threaten the health of people in the second decade of life more than any other age group. What are the explanations behind the differences in STIs and HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls and boys? Are existing policies and programmes that address risk for STIs and HIV/AIDS gender sensitive?

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