Adolescents in Mongolia face many risks related to their health, reproductive health, education, safety and well-being. Substance abuse and mental health problems are on the rise while their school environment is unsafe from violence. However, these risks remain unaddressed because of insufficient financing, limited human resources and unclear service mechanisms.
There is an urgent need for different sectors come together and implement coordinated action to improve the well-being of adolescents.
There has been a five-fold increase in percentage of suicide from all types of mortality among adolescents aged 10-14 since 2013. Youth between the ages of 15 and 24 made up 39% of the common sexually transmitted infection incidences reported in 2017.