Adolescent Girls Access to Primary Health Care Services in Lebanon:Barriers and Facilitating Factors

Explore the perceived barriers and facilitating factors facing Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian adolescent girls aged 10- 19 in accessing Primary Healthcare services in Lebanon.

AG Access to PHC
UNICEF Lebanon

Highlights

Adolescent girls globally, and in Lebanon specifically, form a particularly vulnerable demographic group, and face disproportionate risks when compared with the rest of the population, including higher risk of exposure to early marriage, violence and abuse, and poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes (Amin et al., 2013).

This qualitative study explores the perceived barriers and facilitating factors facing Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian adolescent girls aged 10-19 in accessing Primary Healthcare services in Lebanon - including clinical management of rape (CMR), mental and reproductive health services - with a focus on adolescent girls at high risk for GBV. The findings will be used to inform programmes and interventions targeting adolescent girls, and the broader areas of work in health, nutrition and prevention of gender - based violence (GBV), and to provide evidence that will support the MoPH in the development of health strategies that address the needs of adolescent girls.

Adolescent girls access to primary health care services
Author
Center for Public Health Practice of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut / Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) / UNICEF Lebanon.
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English

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