Lisa Calhoun, University of North Carolina, Union for African Population Studies, African Population Conference, 2019

We analyzed data from the Shujaaz State of the Youth 2018 and 2019 surveys – cross-sectional nationally representative surveys of Kenyan youth aged 15-24 – to understand the extent to which youth perceptions of their friends/peers use of modern contraceptives (a descriptive social norm) influence their own use of contraceptives and their method choice. The results show that males, who perceive modern contraceptive use...

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The influence of social norms on modern contraceptive use and method choice among male and female adolescents and youth in Kenya

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