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Youth-friendly Sexual Health Clinics

Attracting youth to receive information and SRH services like contraceptives use, condoms without stigma from the health staff.

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Majority of the youth do not use health facilities due to lack of youth friendly services. Many youths fear to discuss SRH issues due to stigma from the health staff, others fear to disclose their conditions to due to traditional factors. Youth-friendly clinics can help to solve these problems.

Youth-friendly clinics will aim at attracting youth to receive information and SRH services like contraceptives use, condoms and STI management. The facilities will be set up in a way that promotes an atmosphere of relaxation and are fully equipped with games like quizzes, reading materials, and education videos.

The Youth-friendly clinics will engage youth through interaction with peer educator counselors and youth volunteers trained in providing youth friendly services.

At the Youth-friendly clinics, learning activities on primary preventive approaches like contraceptive use to prevent unintended pregnancies and HIV/AIDS will be done with the participation of youth themselves which will allow expression of their views on issues that affect them.

This platform will equip the youth with correct knowledge and shape a positive attitude towards health choices not limited to safe sex practices but also life skills and a positive shift in health seeking behaviors.

Therefore, Youth-Friendly clinics can be a popular way of passing knowledge to youth which eventually improves their demand for SRH services and is credited most for the friendly interaction that allows active participation of both service provider and youth participants.

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Article to show how youth-friendly health clinics can easily and radically improve access to, and quality of, sexual and reproductive health education and services for young people.

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Hi.great idea.i believe the youth will embrace these stigma free services.

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Thank you Shamim. We have very many youths who fear to seek for sexual and reproductive health services because of the stigma they face mainly from the much older service providers who have failed to understand the problems of the youth.