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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015 outlined an integrated and ambitious development agenda towards 2030, where young people’s health, in particular their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), has been strongly emphasized.

In China, several national policy documents have addressed young people’s SRHR, such as the National Program for Women's Development (2011-2020), Healthy China 2030, and China’s Middle-and Long-term Youth Development Plan (2016-2025). Prevention of unprotected sex and unintended pregnancies is an explicit focus of these policies. However, the current situation of young people’s SRHR in China is concerning.