Adolescent girls’ access to contraceptive information and services in South Africa : what is going wrong? (2)

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Various policies have been developed to serve as developmental guides for South Africa’s youth.127 The current National Youth Policy (NYP), which builds upon previous policies, seeks to address policy gaps and challenges that remained with a view to recommending new measures that will be beneficial to youth development.128 Objectives of the NYP include the integration of youth development into the mainstream of government policies, curbing the marginalisation of young people and strengthening the capacities of young people to personally take charge of their well-being, so that, ultimately, they can realise their potential.