Evidence-based and co-created: Youth-adult partnership to reduce unmet need for contraception among married adolescent girls in rural Ethiopia

We asked: What are the  cultural understandings of puberty, sexual debut, marriage, contraceptive use, sexuality, childbearing, and maturity and adulthood that influence the contraceptive motivations, emotional experiences, cognition, and behaviors of adolescent girls?

Key Findings:

In It Together: Couples often desire joint decision-making in contraceptive use

Uncertainty about changing times: Parents grapple with safeguarding their daughters amidst changing socioeconomic and cultural contexts.

Changing Aspirations: Introduce them to contraceptives after having had at least one child

Ascribed values of Child bearing: Proving fertility and having children is culturally revered.