Adolescent rights

Association and Non-Governmental Organization resources

Ipas Publications

Ipas, Abortion Care for Young Women: a training toolkit (2011).
This toolkit is designed to provide information and guidance on delivering and ensuring access to appropriate induced abortion care for young women (ages 10-24). In English and in Spanish, Servicios de aborto para las mujeres jóvenes: Un juego de herramientas para la capacitación (2012)
Ipas, Servicios de aborto para las mujeres jóvenes: Resultados y recomendaciones de la encuesta de evaluación de necesidades (2012)
This report supplements Servicios de aborto para las mujeres jóvenes: Un juego de herramientas para la capacitación(Ipas, 2012). It provides descriptions of the existing materials and practices employed globally by Ipas staff and partners to train health professionals on abortion care for young women.
Skuster, Patty, Young Women and Abortion: Avoiding Legal and Policy Barriers, Ipas (2013).
Human rights protection for young women; law and policy on minor's access to abortion; example laws and policies.
Ipas, Sexual violence and unwanted pregnancy: Protecting the human rights of adolescent girls and young women (2013).
Ipas, My honor, my body, my health: Fulfilling young people's sexual and reproductive rights (2012).
This booklet describes Ipas's work with youth to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. With facts and concise explanations—plus illustrative stories from Nepal, South Africa and Ecuador.
Ipas, La salud reproductiva y los servicios de aborto seguro: Defendiendo los derechos de las niñas y las mujeres jóvenes 2012
This flyer urges governments to take action to empower young women to fully exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, including the right to contraceptive services and safe abortion care. Spanish
Ipas. 2012. Maternal mortality, unwanted pregnancy and abortion as addressed by international human rights bodies -- Part one: Statements from treaties, Treaty Monitoring Committees, Special Rapporteurs, human rights commissions and human rights courts. Chapel Hill, NC: Ipas.
Ipas. 2012. Maternal mortality, unwanted pregnancy and abortion as addressed by international human rights bodies -- Part two: Treaty Monitoring Committee Concluding Observations Universal Periodic Review Working Group recommendations, recommendations by Special Rapporteurs, Commissions and Courts. Chapel Hill, NC: Ipas
Ipas. 2012. Maternal mortality, unwanted pregnancy and abortion as addressed by international human rights bodies -- Part three: Treaty Monitoring Committee Concluding Observations, Universal Periodic Review Working Group recommendations, recommendations by Special Rapporteurs, Commissions and Courts. Chapel Hill, NC: Ipas.
 

Other Organizations

Center for Reproductive Rights

Guttmacher Institute

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

International Planned Parenthood Federation, Girls Decide: Choices on Sex and Pregnancy (January 2011)
This publication is part of a larger IPPF initiative called Girls Decide. The initiative aims to ensure that girls' and young women's sexuality and pregnancy-related issues are effectively addressed by leaders and service providers.

Marie Stopes International

Provider Associations

AUTONOMY; PRIVACY; CONFIDENTIALITY; EVOLVING CAPACITY; INFORMATION: International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) Ethical Guidelines. Adolescent Youth and Reproductive Health Care and Confidentiality (October 2008).
Recognizes that adolescents can possess capacity to make decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health, including in health care settings. Recommends respecting confidentiality of adolescents and youth that adults enjoy when they are found capable of making treatment and related decisions for themselves and facilities should be designed to respect this confidentiality. Encourages national societies of gynecologists and obstetricians to advocate for reform of laws and policies that restrict young persons access to reproductive health care. Care should be provided in a non-judgmental manner. Provision of care should be sensitive to young persons' capacity to consent, and take account of their reasonably foreseeable future if care is not provided. Literature should be provided in an accessible manner for adolescents and anonymous forms of sexual and reproductive health care information, such as hotlines, should be provided. Recognizes that costs and logistics of services may be barriers to adolescent access.
EVOLVING CAPACITY: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) (November 2011): The care of women requesting induced abortion: evidence-based clinical guidelines number7.
Criteria to guide doctors in respecting autonomy and confidentiality of adolescents in respect to provision of abortion services: Minor patients have capacity to decide for themselves on undergoing abortion, patient's view should prevail as to whether or not to involve parents.