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The Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young People with Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/ Expression

Throughout the Asia and Pacific region, young people with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity or expression (SOGI/E) experience a high burden of poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including a disproportionate burden of HIV, intimate partner violence and psychological distress. This group also often experiences considerable barriers to accessing quality health services and are largely neglected by existing adolescent health, SRH, and HIV policies and strategies in the region. A multicomponent, multisectoral approach that fully engages young people with diverse SOGI/E in design, implementation and evaluation is required to address the complex determinants and multiple vulnerabilities that contribute to their poor health outcomes.

For more information, see the full report that highlights the current status of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and examines key SRHR priorities in Asia and the Pacific to support informed policy, programming and advocacy.