Ethiopia has the second largest population of adolescent girls in Africa. As in other Sub-Saharan African countries, girls in Ethiopia are exposed to early marriage and childbirth. Teenage pregnancy is the leading cause of death for adolescent girls in developing countries.
Your donation will help improve the availability of quality sexual and reproductive health services for women and adolescent girls. The sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services that will be addressed include: youth-targeted education and counselling about sexual development, reproduction and human sexuality; family planning (FP - unwanted pregnancy prevention, birth spacing) counseling and services; treatment and prevention of reproductive tract and sexually transmitted diseases and infections including HIV; and prevention and treatment of unsafe deliveries and birth complications including obstetric fistula (OF).