This special issue aims to draw together the work of academics and policy makers to make available current thinking, evidence, responses and debates relating to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) sexual and reproductive health needs in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is expected that this interdisciplinary and cross cutting special issue will provide an avenue for experts at universities, in international organisations, civil society groups and intergovernmental organisations to offer important insights on the subject matter. It will also serve as an important resource for analysis and critical engagement for researchers and implementers working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV prevention (including PrEP/PEP), population studies, indigenous knowledge systems, youth studies, gender and sexuality studies, sociology, psychology, amongst others to examine the range of conceptual, empirical, legal, policy, practice as well as institutional and operational issues these new challenges present.
Submitting authors are invited to focus on the following themes, within the context of adolescent girls' and young women's (AGYW) sexual and reproductive health in sub-saharan Africa:
• Bigger picture – drawing together knowledge, research and trends
• Re-thinking policies and theory
• SRH considerations for and needs of adolescents: contraception, STIs, cervical cancer and pregnancy
• AGYW and rights
• Sexual and gender-based violence
• Drivers of unintended pregnancies and HIV acquisitions in this group
• Barriers and access to youth-friendly services
• Multiple and older sex partners
• Early adolescents (aged 10 to 14)
• Best practices and interventions to respond to sexual and reproductive health needs of AGYW
• The use of Indigenous Knowledge Systems for AGYW sexual and reproductive health needs
• Biomedical and non-biomedical interventions suitable for AGYW
• Barriers to implementation of AGYW policies, interventions and services
All submissions will be handled through SAGE Open’s peer-review website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sageopen until December 31, 2017. If you do not already have an account you will be asked to create one in order to submit. Please make sure to indicate that your submission is for the special collection on “Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa” by using the appropriate manuscript type during the submission process. All special collection submissions should adhere to the SAGE Open Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
If you would like to discuss your submission or have any questions related to the contents of the special collection, please contact the SAGE Open Editorial Office: email@example.com.
More information about the submission guidelines is availabe here
At a Glance
Date and Location
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
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