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Real Talk App Elevates Teen Voices to Transform Sex Education

A new app brings sex ed directly to middle school students through storytelling—on their phones.

Meet the Young Future-Planners of West Africa

They’re informed, determined, and looking ahead for the good of their countries.

1.2 Billion Reasons Why Countries Must Empower Young People to Plan the Future

A tidal wave of youth is fast approaching the shores of adult society. It’s time to ensure they are part of the global conversation.

Being an Advocate for Family Planning Has Changed My Life—and My Future

Meet Abou, a youth ambassador in Guinea who knows firsthand the power of contraception.

Celebrating Love without Unwanted Pregnancy

Young advocates in Mali spread information about family planning and reproductive health services.

4 Reasons to Teach the Sustainable Development Goals in Every Classroom

Young people can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.

One Family’s Quiet Quest for Namibia’s HIV-Free Generation

A community health worker’s two daughters both share their mother’s air of calm, but only one shares her HIV status.

Young People in West Africa Are Leading Their Own Movement for Family Planning

They're role models, advocates, and watchdogs. And they're making their expectations clear.

Out-of-School Youth: Often Forgotten in Reproductive Health Programs

Social media is a powerful tool for engaging youth. But in Burkina Faso, young family planning advocates realize it can't be the only tool.

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