Overprotected and Underserved – Philippines
Kirsten Anderson and Maurice Dunaiski
Coram International recently completed a study on the influence of the law on young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services in the Philippines. This study is part of a larger multi-country project for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNFPA in South and South East Asia, with previous and on-going studies conducted in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The Philippines study explores legal barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, using qualitative and quantitative methods, and provides recommendations for legal and policy reform.