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Sexual and reproductive health of young Arab people needs to be improved

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 19 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:0-d

Cultural taboos limit young Arab people's access to information and sexual and reproductive health services say DeJong and El-Khoury (p 849). Health services generally fail to recognise the needs of the young, and unmarried people are largely excluded from surveys of sexual and reproductive health. Signs that young people are getting the information they need from online services are encouraging. Hopefully more open discussion will follow and lead to provision of appropriate accessible services that build on the small scale programmes that already exist.

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