AYSRH Essentials

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The AYSRH Essentials are a set of cross-cutting components that should be considered in all adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs. These components include:

  • Knowing your audience and acknowledging their differences
  • Ensuring a rights-based approach in which young people’s sexual and reproductive rights are viewed as human rights
  • Meaningfully engaging youth affected by the program in its design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Taking into account the complex needs of urban young people and collaborating across sectors with potentially new partners to ensure the needs are met
  • Using data to inform program design, continually monitor implementation and make improvements and learn from successes and failures.

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