Going Online for Sexual and Reproductive Health – Women Deliver

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Going Online for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Meaningfully Engaging Adolescent Girls and Young Women for Smarter Digital Interventions

OVERVIEW

In this research study, Women Deliver and Girl Effect worked together to understand how adolescent girls and young women in India, Malawi, and Rwanda are using digital platforms to learn about their sexual and reproductive health.

The study found that adolescent girls and young women are using digital platforms as a one-stop shop to find information about their bodies, their health, and their relationships, but that they aren’t acting on the information partially due to a lack of trust and fear of social stigma. This research is especially relevant as girls and women face additional barriers to accessing high-quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services and products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Young People As Partners

In addition, the study is unique because young people were meaningfully engaged throughout the whole process, including in:

  • shaping the research questions
  • collecting the data, discussing the results
  • generating recommendations

Supplemental information on the methodology of the study can be found here.