The Guttmacher Institute conducts global and country-level research to estimate adolescent pregnancy rates; document adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health information and services; and promote fact-based, comprehensive sex education and youth-friendly, confidential services. This research sheds light on young people’s needs for sexual and reproductive health information and services, provides policymakers with evidence to inform effective programs and offers policy recommendations to address unmet needs. 

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Adolescents’ knowledge of HIV prevention remains dangerously superficial. What is urgently needed is comprehensive school-based sexuality education, which is proven to be effective in helping adolescents avoid HIV infection and unwanted pregnancy