Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey

No. of pages: 42

Publication date: December 2007

Author: UNFPA

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Physical, psychological, and sexual growth and development are experienced during adolescence, a period accepted as transition from childhood to adulthood (10-19 years of age). On the other hand, youth (15-24 years of age) is a special period within which adult life style is shaped. In this period, a person experiences an important process of change by which s/he forms her/his own philosophy of and approach towards life. Youth adopt numerous norms, values, and approaches in this process and reflect them to their behaviour. They are influenced by many individual and social elements while adapting some sexual and reproductive behavior norms and values in this period.