This evidence brief presents results of a study aimed to assess the acceptability and feasibility of two proposed solutions for strengthening the content and delivery of in-school sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs in Ghana. The study was conducted in Nima, a suburb of Accra, where stakeholders agreed there was a need for enhanced SRH services in school. The study explored providing comprehensive in-school SRH education to adolescents using trained psychologists and health workers to deliver and explain comprehensive sexuality education to adolescents and link them as needed to outside services. There was unanimous agreement that adolescent SRH needs are not being met; that schools provide the best opportunity to provide this education and service to adolescents; and that the solutions under discussion were feasible and acceptable.
Termini LaChance, Nancy and Terence Adda-Balinia. 2017. "Strengthening school-based sexual and reproductive health education and services in Accra, Ghana," STEP UP Evidence Brief. Accra: Population Council.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)