n Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Access to contraception for adolescents in Africa : a human rights challenge




This article examines threats to adolescents' lives and health arising as a result of the lack of access to contraceptive information and services. It then considers the health benefits of ensuring access to contraceptive information and services for adolescents in Africa. More importantly, the article discusses certain barriers to access to contraceptive information and services and the implications for the human rights of adolescents. The article concludes that in line with their obligations under international law, African governments will need to do more with regard to meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in the region.


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