Catalyzing change

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Improving youth sexual and reproductive health through DISHA, an integrated program in India

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Anjala Kanesathasan, Laura J. Cardinal, Erin Pearson, Sreela Das Gupta, Sushmita Mukherjee, Anju Malhotra

The Development Initiative Supporting Healthy Adolescents (DISHA) was one of the first large-scale integrated programs in India to address the broader context of young people’s sexual and reproductive health needs. In addition to providing youth with sexual and reproductive health information and services, the program sought to tackle the social and economic constraints that often limit their choices and actions. This report includes findings from the DISHA program and implications for future large-scale programs for adolescent reproductive health in India.