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Sexual and Reproductive Health

We believe that upholding adolescents’ rights to sexual and reproductive health reduces gender-based sexual violence and improves health.
Our Sexual and Reproductive Health results to date
  • €25 million
    invested in our sexual and reproductive health programmes in 2015
  • 41
    countries running sexual and reproductive health programmes
  • 33
    countries implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes

  • 10 February 2016
    We can end female genital mutilation in a generation by combining national policy and community-level awareness raising, says Plan International Mali's Madina Bocoum Daff.
  • 6 February 2016
    Asnakech, from Ethiopia, was 12 when her parents decided it was time for her to ‘become a woman’. A self-taught circumciser came to her house, cut her clitoris and outer labia using a razor blade, then pressed ashes and cow manure on the bleeding cuts. In technical terms, this is called Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Asnakech can still remember how scared she felt and how no-one comforted her afterwards.
  • 21 January 2016
    Plan International has welcomed Zimbabwe’s landmark judgement to declare 18 the legal minimum age of marriage, while all forms of child marriage have been deemed unconstitutional.
  • 9 November 2015
    Research from Plan International uncovers the factors leading to high levels of child marriage in Asia and what can be done to protect girls from early and forced marriages.