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Young people and the law in Asia and the Pacific

Over 400 key legal and policy documents from all Asia-Pacific countries were analysed for the report, making it the first systemic review on this topic in the region. Focus group discussions with young people were also undertaken to elicit their views and experiences in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services, including on issues such as age of consent, age and marriage requirements for services, and attitudes of service providers.
 
The report offers recommendations on steps that can be taken to address challenges keeping young people from accessing essential health and information services. These cover legal reforms, changes in law enforcement and greater inclusion of young people’s voices in drafting policy related to SRH and HIV services.