Filipino Adolescents in Changing Times*

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Introduction

Inadequate and inappropriate program strategies have hampered efforts to implement the Cairo Plan of Action in the Philippines.

Shifting from the family planning and population control to the reproductive health (RH) and rights framework has not been generally effective and efficient for many reasons. These include a lack of common understanding of the action requirements of the RH framework and an insufficiency of current and relevant data on many aspects of the reproductive health situation of Filipino women and men of various ages and socio-economic status.

Serious data gaps exist in the areas of adolescent sexuality, greater male involvement in RH, cancer incidence and management, post-abortion care as well as the
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Socio-demographic Characteristics of Focus Group Discussion Participants

Characteristics Values Frequency Percentage
Age group 13-16 years
17-21

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