Young Women and Drug Use

Publish Year : 2021
Publisher : WHRIN
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Description :

Young women and girls who are affected by punitive drug policy face unique age-related as well as gender-specific risks, barriers and rights violations that are not well recognized or responded to by policymakers or service providers. Parental consent combined with minimum age restrictions to medical treatment as well as harm reduction services create access barriers for this cohort. This article examines these issues to highlight the importance of including young women who use drugs in HIV prevention strategies.

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