Placing Teenage Pregnancy Prevention on the HLPF Agenda
Imagine this: you’re a 15-year old sexually-active girl, with a boyfriend. At the height of excitement, trouble sets in: the condom breaks. With great anticipation, you wait for your menstruation to come: two weeks later and still nothing. You buy a test, only to confirm your worst fears: you are pregnant. Early (teen) pregnancy is a situation shared by many others. Thankfully, in many societies, gone are the days when teenage pregnancy was considered solely a private matter. It is a matter of rights, gender equality, and a (public) health issue that many governments are seeking to address in order to meet their Agenda2030 commitments.