Biblio/Lit. review
13 May 2019

Gender norms and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services

Author: Alana Kolundzija, Rachel Marcus
Published by: ALIGN
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Around the world, gender and other social norms have a tremendous impact on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of young people. Cultural constructions of gender shape expectations related to sexuality and play an essential part in defining what roles and behaviours are considered appropriate for adolescent girls and boys, in turn shaping their experiences and health outcomes. This annotated bibliography searched (mostly) open source resources that examine how gender norms influence access to and design and uptake of youth friendly health services (YFHS) in low- and middle-income countries. The bibliography presents resources and their evidence across a number of areas - with sections focusing on the evolution and design of YFHS, approaches to working with service providers, and on evaluating impact.