Wednesday, September 29th - 11:00 a.m. EDT
Registration link: https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FtxTdvSrRlKoBixCJ6jgNA
Pregnancy in girls younger than 15 years is the central focus of the 2021 Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Week in Latin America and the Caribbean. Placing on the agenda of governments and all actors committed to this issue, denotes the urgency of taking political and technical actions for the prevention, reduction and adequate and comprehensive care of adolescent girls subjected to very early motherhood with the increased risks of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, and a very high cost for the advancement of human rights, equality and justice on individual as well as collective levels.
It is recognized that there is a growing interest of the regional community to address this problem, in addition to including motherhood among adolescents aged 10 to 14 years in the framework of indicators of Sustainable Development Goals 3 that aims to "guarantee a healthy life and promote well-being for all at all ages", includes target 3.7 on universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services.
Addressing very early pregnancies in girls younger than 15 years is essential to fulfill the promise of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, to leave no one behind and ensure that girls can achieve their highest potential and exercise their human rights. This webinar is expected to:
Increase the visibility of pregnancy in adolescents younger than 15 years. .
Disseminate up-to-date information on the status of fertility in girls younger than 15 years.
Reinforce and mobilize country efforts to address pregnancies in girls younger than 15 years..
Inform the development of a strategic document with lines of action and urgent measures for its implementation in all countries.
English, French and Portuguese translation will be available in this webinar.