Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) to Mentorship Programmes Increases Contraceptive Uptake Among Married Adolescent Girls in Northern Nigeria


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Northern Nigeria Background:

  • Highest rates of female illiteracy in the country
  • Accounts for negative health outcomes which include:
  • Highest maternal mortality ratio (MMR)
  • Infant mortality.
  • Highest rate of early marriage.
  • The national median age for first marriage in the North is 16.9
  • 17% Married by 15 and 18% Married by 18