Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
The political aspect of the youth sexual and reproductive health policies in colombia. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.19, pp. 69-89. ISSN 1657-7027.
This paper presents the theoretical and methodological approach that was elaborated for the analysis of the formulation of sexual and reproductive public policies for the youth in Colombia. This is the result of a doctoral thesis and its objective is to understand the configuration of the political aspects of the public policies that are thought for a specific population: young people. This analysis intends to go deeper than a traditional evaluation about the impact of a policy. This approach assumes it not only as a technical issue, but as a result for correlating forces in which processes, conflicts and confrontations between different actors are involved. The research uses the political contention as an analysis tool. The study starts with a critical revision of previous studies with similar goals, but performed in other locations, and then, it presents the contributions of the current investigation in detail.
Keywords : health policy; policy of youth; sexual and reproductive health; socio-political dynamics; Colombia; Health policy; Sexual and reproductive health; Young adults.