UNFPA in Afghanistan
Youth Health Line: 120
PRESS 120 FROM ANY PHONE FOR FREE TO GET YOUTH FRIENDLY HEALTH COUNSELING
By calling the number 120, it is now possible to receive reproductive health related accurate information, counseling, and referrals to appropriate services or resources.
The Youth Health Line is reachable by pressing 120 from each phone for free.
The service is available in Dari and Pashto every day initially from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The anonymity of the Youth Health Line allows the caller to ask questions that may be difficult to address in a face-to-face context.
Evidence has shown that comprehensive sexuality education that is age-appropriate, gender-sensitive and life skills-based can provide young people with the knowledge, skills and efficacy to make informed decisions about their sexuality and lifestyle.
When young people are equipped with accurate and relevant information, when they have developed skills in decision-making, negotiation, communication and critical thinking, and have access to counseling and Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV services that are non-judgmental and affordable, they are better able to:
- Take advantage of educational and other opportunities that will impact their lifelong well-being;
- Avoid unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions;
- Improve their sexual and reproductive health and protect themselves against Sexual Transmitted Infections including HIV; and
- Understand and question social norms and practices and contribute to society.