This brief provides rigorous evidence-based insights for implementers and researchers of social and behavior change (SBC) programs that seek to improve knowledge, attitudes, norms and behaviors among pregnant and postpartum female adolescents (15–19 years). It focuses on adolescent empowerment and its links to adolescent female behaviors and ideations. It is one of a series of briefs that present findings from a Breakthrough RESEARCH study that uniquely captures data on a wide range of psychosocial drivers of behavioral outcomes in the areas of family planning, malaria, and maternal, newborn, and child health, and nutrition.
Breakthrough RESEARCH. 2021. “Adolescent female empowerment, ideations, and health behavior—Insights for improving malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through social and behavior change research,” Breakthrough RESEARCH Programmatic Research Brief. Abuja: Population Council.