Why is ASRH different from general SRH

ASRH stands for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, while SRH stands for Sexual and Reproductive Health. While both ASRH and general SRH focus on aspects of sexual and reproductive health, there are some key differences between the two.

ASRH specifically addresses the unique needs and challenges faced by adolescents, typically between the ages of 10 and 19, in relation to their sexual and reproductive health. Adolescence is a crucial period of physical, emotional, and social development, and it is during this time that individuals may begin to explore their sexuality, form relationships, and make decisions related to their reproductive health.

The main areas that affect ASRH include neglect especially by health programme policy makers and implementers, too many uncontrolled births, as well as increase in reported cases of abortion. Although both boys and girls in this age are at a risk of facing harsh consequences of their adolescent behaviour, it is the women who endure most of the consequences.

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