From 2013-2014 Coram International conducted a pilot research project in partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The research explored how law, as well as knowledge and perceptions of law, can create barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services. The research was qualitative and highly participatory, involving interviews and focus group discussions with children and young people in four different jurisdictions around the world: England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Senegal and El Salvador. The findings from this research informed a report providing recommendations on how the legal system and awareness or knowledge of the legal framework can affect access to sexual and reproductive health services, as well as recommendations for how International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Member Associations can structure their programming to overcome these barriers.