UN General Comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence

  The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued a new General Comment on Adolescents which includes very progressive and strong language on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights of adolescents. Among many other advancements, the new General Comment: > Recognizes that states should remove parental authorization requirements for SRH info and services (para. 60) >Urges states to consider introducing a presumption of capacity for adolescents seeking preventative and time-sensitive SRH … Continued

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