by K.G. Santhyaa & Shireen J. Jejeebhoya
Global Public Health – Published online: 02 January 2015
Findings of this paper indicate that many countries have yet to make significant progress in delaying marriage and childbearing, reducing unintended childbearing, narrowing gender disparities that put girls at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRH) outcomes, expanding health awareness or enabling access to SRH services. While governments have reaffirmed many commitments, policy development and programme implementation fall far short of realising these commitments.