Protecting the Next Generation in Malawi: New Evidence on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs


Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher: Guttmacher Institute

Author(s): Ann Moore; Alister Munthali; Jonathan Wittenberg; Eliya M. Zulu

Research Area: Health; Social conditions

Type: Report

Abstract:

In recent decades, the AIDS epidemic has added a deadly new dimension to Malawi's already numerous and complex public health challenges. The spread of HIV/AIDS is inextricably linked to other sexual and reproductive health problems, as the behaviors that expose people to HIV are the same behaviors that put them at risk for other STIs and unintended pregnancy. The youth of Malawi bear the brunt of these intersecting problems.