This report provides a descriptive analysis of how adolescent girls and young women in Lusaka, Zambia construct notions of risk and safety, perceive reproductive health and HIV risks, and identify behaviors and actions they can take to protect themselves. Findings suggests stronger social support networks, improved access to the range of reproductive health services and products, and safe and supportive spaces for girls would be beneficial. The report points to several areas for potential program attention, including more focused attention on the structural and environmental drivers of girls’ vulnerability.
Simbaya, Joseph, Martha Brady, Allison Stone, and Maya Vaughan-Smith. 2010. "Understanding adolescent girls' protection strategies against HIV: An exploratory study in urban Lusaka." New York: Population Council.
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