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A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, July 2017
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Title
A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it
Published in
Reproductive Health, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12978-017-0347-9
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Authors

Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Pooja S. Parameshwar, Matti Parry, Catherine Lane, Gwyn Hainsworth, Sylvia Wong, Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Beth Scott, Emily Sullivan, Miles Kemplay, Lale Say

Abstract

Increasingly, the health and rights of adolescents are being recognized and prioritized on the global agenda. This presents us with a "never-before" opportunity to address adolescent contraception. This is timely, as there are enormous numbers of adolescents who are currently unable to obtain and use contraceptives. From research evidence and programmatic experience, it is clear that we need to do things differently to meet their needs/fulfil their rights. In this commentary, we call for action in several key areas to address adolescents' persistent inability to obtain and use contraceptives. We must move away from one-size-fits-all approaches, from a 'condoms-only' mind set, from separate services for adolescents, from ignoring the appeal of pharmacies and shops, and from one-off-training to make health workers adolescent friendly. Our efforts to expand access to quality contraceptive services to adolescents must be combined with efforts to build their desire and ability to use them, and to do so consistently. In order for these changes to be made, action must be taken on several levels. This includes the formulation of sound national policies and strategies, robust programme implementation with monitoring, regular programmatic reviews, and implementation research. Further, high-quality collection, analysis, and dissemination of data must underlie all of our efforts. As we move ahead, we must also recognize and draw lessons from positive examples of large scale and sustained programmes in countries that have led the way in increasing contraceptive use by adolescents. This unprecedented moment in history gives us a real opportunity to bring about transformational change, particularly when there is so much at stake.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 259 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 60 23%
Researcher 28 11%
Student > Bachelor 28 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 8%
Other 17 7%
Other 49 19%
Unknown 55 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 52 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 52 20%
Social Sciences 42 16%
Psychology 7 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 2%
Other 36 14%
Unknown 65 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 103. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 January 2020.
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#335,840
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