The recently launched Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program seeks to enable all adolescents and youth to realize their full potential by making informed decisions concerning their health and well-being and by accessing the services and support they need to implement their decisions. To realize this vision, the RKSK framework acknowledges the strengthening of Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHCs) and providing correct knowledge and information through counseling services as two of its seven critical components. As the government makes an effort to roll out the RKSK program at scale across the country, reviewing the experiences of the AFHCs established under the National Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Strategy, the predecessor of RKSK, can provide useful lessons. With this in view, at the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Population Council conducted an assessment of AFHCs from the perspectives of adolescents and youth and of health care providers in three states in India. This report presents the findings of the study conducted among health care providers.
Jejeebhoy, Shireen J., K.G. Santhya, Santosh Kumar Singh, Shilpi Rampal, and Komal Saxena. 2014. "Provision of adolescent reproductive and sexual health services in India: Provider perspectives." New Delhi: Population Council.