The goal of this project was to identify effective interventions to improve young people‚Äôs sexual and reproductive health. We systematically reviewed interventions found in the peer-¬≠reviewed and gray literature on young people‚Äôs sexual and reproductive health based on four outcomes: prevention of early marriage, early pregnancy, limiting the number of children and preventing STIs. We focused our reviews on young people, ages 10-¬≠24, in lower-¬≠¬†and middle-¬≠income countries. French, Spanish Portuguese and English reports or publications were included.
Our reviews focus on both the content and quality of the interventions as well as the evaluations. Selected studies were abstracted and scored in each outcome area. This report summarizes the overall findings, by outcome area, providing two to three case studies of effective interventions for each outcome.¬†