Marie Stopes International Australia

< back to Case studies

Engaging youth in China

Young people in China face significant barriers accessing reproductive healthcare due to cultural expectations, financial constraints or lack of youth-friendly services.

Marie Stopes International China, established in 2000, has extensive experience engaging with and providing sexual and reproductive health information and services to young people.

Over 70 percent of the services provided by our three ‘You&Me’ clinics are to unmarried people between the ages of 15 and 24 years. In 2003, we developed an interactive youth-run website to help young people make more informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Designed and developed by young people, the website targets people aged 13 to 24 years from around mainland China. ‘You&Me’ provides reliable, youth-specific sexual and reproductive health information and allows young people to discuss their concerns with their peers.

In addition to raising awareness and providing accurate, comprehensive information, the website also plays an important role as a training and resource platform for volunteers. Nationally, we have a network of approximately 100 volunteers in China, who have served in their communities for at least two years as sexual and reproductive health trainers or peer educators. Volunteers educate and empower other young people in regards to their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Donate online  or call 1300 478 486

Share on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest0Tweet about this on TwitterGoogle+0

< back to Case studies

You might be also interested in:

Global network

It’s 7am and nurse Sahien unlocks the staffroom for the busy day ahead; th... Read more

Youth Radio

Straight Talk Foundation runs an innovative youth-run radio station that educate... Read more

Reaching young people in Senegal

Stigma and shame about sex is leading to a generation of young people in Senegal... Read more