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Over-protected and under-served: Legal barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services

Over-protected and under-served: Legal barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services

In 2012 the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) commissioned a pilot multi-country research project exploring legal barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. These reports aim to answer numerous questions surrounding the legal barriers young people may experience, including:

  • What are the direct and indirect legal barriers that impact on young people’s access to SRH services?
  • How do different legal principles and provisions facilitate or inhibit access to SRH services for young people both directly and indirectly?
  • What do young people know about the law as it applies to SRH services?
  • What do they know about the law as it applies to sexuality and sexual activity?

This series includes case studies from three jurisdictions, El Salvador, Senegal and the UK.

UK: A study on legal barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services

In 2012 the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) commissioned a pilot multi-country research project exploring legal barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. These reports aim to answer numerous questions surrounding the legal barriers young people may experience, including: