E. Disability, basic health and welfare (arts. 6, 18 (3), 23, 24, 26, 27 (1–3) and 33 of the Convention)

Adolescent health

46. The Committee welcomes the information that a comprehensive, life skills-based programme entitled Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) is part of the curricula in all primary and secondary schools, covering such areas as interpersonal relations, sexuality, sexual health, eating and fitness. The Committee also welcomes information that teenage pregnancies have been declining. The Committee is however concerned that:

(a) No comprehensive study to assess the nature and scope of adolescent health problems has been undertaken by the State party;

Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CRC-Saint Lucia-2014-eng

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