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In times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services - including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care - are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many women lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions. 

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UNFPA supports the ministry of health of Turkmenistan in creating the gender-sensitive medical services for women with disabilities.Now there is a great momentum for intervention in this area since people with disabilities.

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Shelter From the Storm: A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

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The WHO identifies adolescence as the period in human growth and development from ages 10 to 19. It is a period of sexual development starting from appearance of secondary sexual characters up to onset of sexual maturation; a period of behavior characteristic for adults is formed; a period of transition from full social and economic dependence on adults towards relative independence. 

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The right of the individual to freely and responsibly decide how many children to have and when to have them has been the guiding principle in sexual and reproductive health, including family planning for decades, but especially since 1994, when 179 governments came together and adopted the groundbreaking Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, the ICPD. 

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Malawi Has a Youthful Population, but its Poor Are Much Younger and its Wealthy Are Older.

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In October 2011, the 7 billionth member of the human family was born into a world of vast and unpredictable change: environmental, economic, geopolitical, technological and demographic.

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The Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Turkmenistan are in mutual agreement to the content of this Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) document, and their responsibilities in the implementation of the country programme.  

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The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the result of an ongoing consultative process intended to analyze how the United Nations can most effectively respond to Turkmenistan’s national priorities and needs. It is guided by the goals and targets of the Millennium Declaration, which has been endorsed by the Government, as well as by Presidential Reform Agenda, the National Programme “The Strategy of Economic, Political and Cultural Development of Turkmenistan Until 2020” and other key national priorities. The UNDAF translates these into a common operational framework for development activities upon which individual United Nations organizations will formulate their actions for the period 2010-2015.

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