Because of the taboos surrounding discussions about sexual and reproductive health, many young people are vulnerable as a result of their ignorance about these key health topics. Young people who are not informed about the causes and consequences of STIs, unwanted pregnancies, rape, and cross-generational sex often find themselves wishing they were more informed about these issues earlier. Reproductive health challenges can pose many detrimental effects on the lives of youth, such as negatively impacting their health, worsening their performance in schools, and deteriorating their overall well-being.