Improving Family Planning Service Delivery to Adolescents in Ghana: Evidence from Rural Communities in Central Ghana


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Author(s): Enuameh Y, Boamah E, Nettey OE, Tawiah C, Manu A, Sulemana A, Zandoh C, Adjei G, Mahama E, Gyaase S, Afari-Asiedu S, Owusu-Agyei S

Year: 2012

Improving Family Planning Service Delivery to Adolescents in Ghana: Evidence from Rural Communities in Central Ghana Abstract:

 

In a previous study (the Obaapa Vitamin A study), female adolescents were recruited at age 10 to receive vitamin A supplements and were followed until the age of 15. Outcomes monitored in the course of the  study were pregnancies, births, and birth outcomes (maternal and neonatal mortality). The current study conducted focus group discussions and in-depth interviews in the same administrative districts as the previous study, and combined these quantitative and qualitative data to help guide family planning service delivery to adolescents in the districts. Research questions focused on the family planning needs of adolescents, whether adolescents view family planning as important to their health and well-being, and the views of adolescents, society, and healthcare providers on how best to address adolescents’ family planning needs.

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