Breakthrough RESEARCH, in collaboration with De La Salle University’s Social Development Research Center (DLSU-SDRC) in Manila, conducted a targeted qualitative research study to facilitate social and behavior change approaches for out-of-school ages 15 to 19 for positive reproductive health and family planning behavior change. Research in three regions of the Philippines generated evidence for the design of intervention approaches to be most effective for four priority behaviors: delay of sexual debut, use of modern contraceptive methods, care-seeking in the first trimester for pregnant youth, and birth spacing of three to five years to prevent short birth intervals.
Breakthrough RESEARCH and De La Salle University. 2020. "Improving reproductive health and family planning outcomes among out-of-school adolescents and youth in the Philippines," Programmatic Research Brief. Washington, DC and Manila: De La Salle University and Population Council.