Decreasing the stigma of HIV, and improving health outcomes
SRH Services such as family planning, maternal and child health, and gender-based violence should be integrated with HIV services such as testing, treatment, care, and support. This will help to decrease the stigma of HIV, and improve both HIV prevention efforts and health outcomes.
Gender-based violence
The prevalence of recent intimate partner violence in Cameroon is 31.4%, and gender-based violence has been found to be both a cause and consequence of contracting HIV. Female genital mutilation is prohibited under law.
Reproductive Health
Less than half (45%) of pregnant women in Cameroon know their HIV status. Abortion is illegal except to save a woman’s life, preserve a woman’s physical or mental health, and in cases of rape or incest. Unmet need for family planning amongst women of reproductive age is 18%. 21% of women aged 15-19 have had at least one child.
Sexual Health:
Only 41.1% of individuals report using a condom at last sexual intercourse, which protects against unintended pregnancies, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.
Policies and Environment
While Cameroon does have national policies that protect those living with HIV from discrimination based on their status, there are also laws in place that criminalize same-sex sexual activities and deem sex work as illegal. Additionally, marital rape is not penalized under current law, and there is no legislation that allows for the removal of a violent spouse.
HIV: A leading cause of death
HIV is the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age globally.Only 33% of HIV+ persons in Cameroon are receiving ART, and less than a quarter (24.2%) of the population has been tested for HIV. Youth in Cameroon may not be tested for HIV under the age of 18 without parental consent. Mother to child transmission rate is 12.6%. ART coverage amongst children under 15 years old is only 18%.

We seek to empower youth and build their capacity to empower others through education and advocacy.

Youth SRHR District

What We Do

HIV and SRHR
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Youth SRHR District is an online platform that publishes information about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for young people.

Youth SRHR District is an online platform that publishes information about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for young people.

Youth Voice (testimony)

Here you can access tools and education to help young people advocate for their human rights as it relates to their sexual and reproductive health and choices.

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About Us

Youth SRHR District is created and managed by Community Centre for Integrated Development (www.comuceid.org). it shares information about the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young people in Cameroon and serves as a platform to gather evidence on the role of young people in respecting, promoting and fulfilling the sexual and reproductive rights of youth.

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Youth SRHR District is managed by Community Centre for Integrated Development
P O Box 1505 Molyko, Buea
South west Region, Cameroon
Email: info@comuceid.org
Website: www.comuceid.org