The WCD Coalition’s Commitment
The WCD Coalition, in line with the WCD motto ‘It’s Your Life, It’s Your Future’, shares a commitment to encourage young people to build contraception into their plans for the future and to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexual transmitted infections (STIs).
The WCD Coalition’s views on the key issues around unplanned pregnancies and STIs
Although the biggest issues around unplanned pregnancies and STIs differ from region to region, the WCD Coalition agrees there are four key areas of development needed globally:
- Increasing age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education and information for young people.
- Improving access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services as well as access to contraception.
- Addressing cultural taboos surrounding youth and sexuality.
- Addressing gender inequality.