Targeting Adolescents for Family Planning and Post Abortion Care

  • Valentine Otoide Director, Afripride Nigeria & Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Central Hospital, Auchi
Keywords: adolescents, sexuality, developing countries, information, contraception


Context: Adolescent sexuality and its outcome in developed and developing countries differs most significantly at the point of prevention of adverse reproductive outcome.
Objective: This article reviews the role of health care providers in meeting the peculiar challenges of the adolescent population in developing countries.
Method of literature search: A review of journal articles and electronic databases (Medline and Popline)
Conclusion: Health care providers are at a unique advantage in improving adolescent reproductive health. The focus should be the provision of information and contraception maximizing the windows of opportunity created by the contact of young people to the healthcare system and follows illegal abortion services.
Key Words: adolescents, sexuality, developing countries, information, contraception.
[ Trop J Obstet Gynaecol, 2004;21:65-68]