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Young People and the Law: Laws and Policies Impacting Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Asia-Pacific region: (2020 update): Country Case Studies

The country case studies are a supplement to the report Young People and the Law: Laws and Policies Impacting Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: 2020 Update, which provides a broad overview of whether countries in the Asia and Pacific region recognize the evolving capacities of adolescents in their laws and policies on the age of access to contraceptives, abortion services - where legal, HIV testing services, and age of consent to sex.

The case studies illustrate how policy development concerning the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people have proceeded in six diverse country contexts. They provide insight into the challenges of securing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and the mechanisms of positive change. The case studies took policy reviews up until June 2020 into account.