To address the need for quality evidence on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescents in slums, the STEP UP project conducted a study in four slum settings in Ghana. This policy brief highlights key points, including the need for a well-designed, comprehensive sex education curriculum; interventions that address sexual coercion and violence as an integral component of current adolescent reproductive health programs; and the need to involve all stakeholders including parents/guardians and community leaders in addressing adolescent SRH needs. Evidence from the study can be used to improve ASRH programming so that it better meets the needs of slum-dwelling adolescents.
Esantsi, Selina F., Gloria Quansah Asare, and Placide Tapsoba. 2015. "What are the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in Ghana’s slums?" STEP UP Evidence Brief, October. Accra: Population Council.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)
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