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Hurricane Irma made landfall across the Caribbean on 6 September 2017. Reported as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, it has affected Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, St Barthelme, St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, US Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos. 

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean/Barbados is working to strengthen the evidence base on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in four countries: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines.   The research presented in this document aims to generate new knowledge and provide the baseline data to inform the development of programmes to support adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. It also aims to inform UNFPA’s 2012 – 2016 programme of assistance to these English-speaking Windward Islands. The research comprises three components: Desk review; Consultations through interviews with key stakeholders; and Focus group discussions with young people.

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean/Barbados is working to strengthen the evidence base on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in four countries

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"Motherhood in childhood” offers a new perspective on adolescent pregnancy, looking not only at the girls’ behaviour as a cause of early pregnancy, but also at the actions of their families, communities and governments.   “Too often, society blames only the girl for getting pregnant,” said UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. “The reality is that adolescent pregnancy is most often not the result of a deliberate choice, but rather the absence of choices, and of circumstances beyond a girl’s control. It is a consequence of little or no access to school, employment, quality information and health care.”

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‘Motherhood in childhood” offers a new perspective on adolescent pregnancy, looking not only at the girls’ behaviour as a cause of early pregnancy, but also at the actions of their families, communities and governments. 

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. It does so by promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and equity, and supporting the use of population data in the formulation of national policies and programmes. 

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UNFPA TT Voice will be an annual publication that aims to provide a conduit of information through which UNFPA Trinidad and Tobago‘s Office (TTO) will update all actors on the work being done, not only by our office, but also, by our partners throughout T&T.

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To date, responses to the HIV epidemic by both the international development community and national governments are still primarily bio-medical. Specifically there is a concentration on treatment and care rather than on prevention and support services, which would both require increased emphasis on psycho-social programming for vulnerable groups.

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UNFPA TT Voice‘ will be an annual publication that aims to pro-vide a conduit of information through which UNFPA Trinidad and Tobago‘s Office (TTO) will update all actors on the work being done, not only by our office, but also, by our partners throughout T&T.

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There is a lot of misinformation and myths out there about sex, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Maybe you've heard something you are unsure about-such as "can you really get an STI from a toilet seat?"

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