Prevention of subsequent adolescent pregnancy

Prevention of subsequent adolescent pregnancy
Design intersectoral strategies to help young women avoid subsequent pregnancies, including antenatal, childbirth and post-partum care, access to contraceptive methods, protection, support and justice.
Priority measure number


This measure is closely linked to other priority measures (in particular measures 11, 12 and 14).

Possible lines of action

1. The measures contained in priority measures 11 and 12 relating to comprehensive sexuality education and access to sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents. 2. Implement intersectoral programmes (health, education, social protection and justice) for counselling and support of pregnant adolescents and young mothers. 3. Promote programmes for comprehensive monitoring of adolescent mothers, with emphasis on preventing subsequent pregnancy and providing access to contraception.

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

Sustainable Development Goals, targets 3.7 and target 5.6 (cited above under priority measure 12).

Girls, boys, adolescents and youth