Barriers and facilitators for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in refugee contexts globally: A scoping review.

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Tirado, V., Chu, J., Hanson, C., Ekström, A.M. and Kågesten, A.,

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2020

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Gender, Development & Rights

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English

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Tirado, V., Chu, J., Hanson, C., Ekström, A.M. and Kågesten, A., (2020). Barriers and facilitators for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in refugee contexts globally: A scoping review. PloS one, 15(7), p.e0236316. pp. 1-25.

This paper aims to identify and synthesise the literature on perceived barriers and facilitators to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among young refugees and interventions created to address their needs. Using 1196 records including 30 publications across 22 countries, the literature identified 19 sub-categories for barriers and 14 for facilitators at the individual, social, community, institutional, health system, and structural levels. No publications discussed the SRHR challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, or those living with HIV. The findings highlight that while young refugees experience similar barriers to SRHR as other young people, many of these barriers are exacerbated by the refugee context; this requires immediate investment and evaluation.