Reaching Urban Female Adolescents at Key Points of Sexual and Reproductive Health Transitions
- External Impact Paper
- 27 Jan 2020
Reaching Urban Female Adolescents at Key Points of Sexual and Reproductive Health Transitions: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study from Kenya
Using bivariate analysis, the study established that exposure to Shujaaz among 15-19 yo girls was related to delayed sexual debut, delayed marriage and delayed first birth/pregnancy. Comparing the relative risk ratios (RR) among girls interviewed at the end of the study, 15-19 yo girls exposed to Shujaaz were 1.9 times more likely to have never had sex (p < 0.05), 2.7 times more likely not to be married (p<0.001), and 2.4 times mores likely not to have been pregnant/have given birth (p<0.001) compared to 15-19 yo girls not exposed to Shujaaz, when controlling for age, education, city, wealth and religion.
Ilene Speizer, University of North Carolina, African Journal of Reproductive Health, 2018