This report presents a situation analysis of the reproductive health of adolescents and youth in Pakistan. It is intended to contribute to evidence-based policies and programs for realizing reproductive rights and choices for young people through health information and services, education programs, and strategic partnerships. The study included a literature review, secondary analysis of data from the Pakistan Demographic Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, and a qualitative study of perspectives of unmarried adolescent boys and girls (aged 15–19), including both school-going and out-of-school individuals, as well as boys and girls with disabilities, in peri-urban areas of Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta. Major themes of the research include puberty, marriage, fertility, family planning, utilization of reproductive health services, rights awareness, and gender-based violence. Findings about married young people are based on secondary data analysis, while qualitative findings concern unmarried adolescents.
Kamran, Iram, Rehan M. Niazi, Kiren Khan, and Faisal Abbas. 2019. "Situation analysis of reproductive health of adolescents and youth in Pakistan." Islamabad: Population Council.