Findings from Mozambique Research Show that Contraception Use Benefits Academic Development Among Adolescent Girls
Many girls and women in Mozambique experience challenges when it comes to knowledge and availability of contraceptive methods. The lack of accurate information coupled with myths associated with contraception use have led to early pregnancies and led many girls and women to drop-out from school due to their early childbearing age. Celia Setoe (Class of 2018) helped conduct research aimed at identifying myths associated with the use of contraceptives by girls in Maputo City. Celia worked with COALIZÃO, a non-profit youth organization with actions in several points of Mozambique acting in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health, and AMODEFA Mozambican Association for Development. Through their research, they found that contraceptive methods are an important factor in the academic development of girls and delay of childbearing age.