Deliver for Youth is taking action to educate and empower young people to build a world where parenthood is safe and freely chosen.
Young people are the most vulnerable to maternal death and disability. But they are also the most important and critical agents of change who can transform policies, programming, and culture to reflect their right to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. For young women ages 15 through 19, in much of the developing world, complications related to pregnancy, childbirth, and unsafe abortion are the leading cause of death. These young people often face especially serious barriers to accessing life-saving contraceptives and family planning services, including insufficient knowledge about modern methods and health care providers who discourage use of contraception among unmarried people.