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This collection of research (supported by the Ford Foundation office in Cairo) documents the Population Council’s efforts to build the capacity of young Egyptian researchers to study youth sexual and reproductive health. Understanding the needs of young Egyptians, including their sexual and reproductive health needs, is crucial for developing policies and programs that can help bring about desired changes and improve their health and well-being. Young people must be given accurate information and access to services to protect their sexual and reproductive health and to prepare them for taking on family responsibilities as they get older. This report sets the stage for the enormous work ahead in meeting young people’s needs for reliable sexual and reproductive health information and youth-friendly health services. It aims to shed light on these intimate and sensitive topics, encourage scientific debates, and highlight means of improving the sexual and reproductive health of young people in Egypt.