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What is a «Youth-friendly health center»?

It is vital for teenagers to have a place where they are welcome. A place where they can ask any question without being judged.

Youth-friendly Health Centers have functioned in Kazakhstan for a long time. UNFPA developed a concept and a strategy for these Centers outlining basic principles of their work: accessibility, friendliness, trust, voluntariness. One of the first such centers was the Resource Center for the Development of Youth Health Centers in Almaty opened with the support of UNFPA. At the moment, 17 Centers throughout Kazakhstan are adopting its experience.

The video shows what these institutions should be like and how they differ from conventional adult centers.

Find out more about the Concept of Youth-friendly Health Centers

How are Y-peer and UNFPA connected?

Y-PEER is an international youth peer education network that promotes healthy lifestyles through a peer-to-peer approach and aims to ensure that young people and adolescents make responsible decisions about their health.

The network was created in 1999 with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In Kazakhstan, Y-PEER started working in 2003 in the South Kazakhstan region with the financial and technical support from UNFPA. Today there are 10 Y-PEER centers in the country.

Find out more about Y-PEER

What do you need to know about the QyzBolsyn project?

Qyz bolsyn / Пусть будет девочка / May it be a girl
Director: Katerina Suvorova

Qyz bolsyn is a feature documentary film that explores the position of women in the modern Kazakhstani society through the personal stories of girls and women, who were named by their parents as Ulbolsyn at birth - “May it be a girl”.

Why is it important to discuss the health of girls and women with disabilities?

Women and men with disabilities continue to have limited access to reproductive health services. Majority of them do not have qualified medical information about their sexual and reproductive health and family planning.

This issue is even more pressing for girls and women with disabilities. They are more likely to experience violence than girls and women without disabilities and less likely to seek justice in such cases. In addition, such women are less likely to exercise their right to independent motherhood: in the first half of 2018, only 0.5% of all women with disabilities of fertile age exercise it, that is, every 183rd woman.

In this memo, you will find key messages about the difficulties people with disabilities face and what rights they have.

Helpful memos for adolescents and their parents

Why family planning matters
Memo on the plan of action of domestic violence victims
Delivery record for pregnant and postpartum women
Awareness of family planning methods in Kazakhstan
Answers to the questions "about it" - know about HIV
Why is the human papillomavirus dangerous?
Safe relationship
Secrets of your body (boys)
Secrets of your body (girls)
First visit to gynecologist