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AGI at the Youth Advocacy Summit in Brussels

February 16, 2005

Twenty-five-year-old Chinué Richardson, senior public policy assistant at The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), will join 50 young people from the United States and Europe for the first-ever Euro-American Youth Advocacy Summit.

For two days, the 50 youth participants--25 from the United States and 25 from Europe--will gather in Brussels, Belgium, to work on issues concerning young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

"I am particularly excited by the prospect of furthering the work of AGI—and the reproductive health community as a whole—by making connections between state and federal laws and policies," Richardson said.

The summit is coorganized by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Advocates for Youth, Marie Stopes International and YouAct, the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

To find out more about the youth summit <http://www.siecus.org/media/press/press0091.html>

For a comprehensive list of state and federal laws that affect the sexual and reproductive health of young Americans click here.

For a comparison of the sexual and reproductive health of American and European teens click here.

For an overview of young women’s sexual and reproductive health worldwide click here.









 

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