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Key Information

Almost a quarter of all girls in Timor Leste have a child before turning 20. This high rate of teenage pregnancy is driven by factors including: girls and boys lacking knowledge about how their bodies work and how pregnancy happens, local taboos about sex and reproduction that don’t allow open discussion and lead youth to hide their sexual relationships, lack of access to contraception and young women’s lack of power in relationships. The Reprodutiva app provides a safe and confidential space for young people, where they can have questions about sexual and reproductive health answered by professionals. Useful tips are also shared in group chats and young users can also get individual consultations and medical appointments via the app. The project aims to help change the mindset of all young people in relation to sexual and reproductive health. It works directly with girls to give them the opportunity to build their knowledge, to understand and exercise their rights, and develop their support networks. It is an important part of our efforts to end early pregnancy and child marriage in Timor-Leste.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


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Ministry Affiliation



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Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual harassment & coercion

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school)


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School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

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Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)

Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top

Health and childcare services

  • Adolescent-friendly health services
  • Sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning)

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equal power in relationships
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced intimate partner violence