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Youth Family Planning Access Project

About the YFP-Access Project:
Data on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes in Nigeria highlight the importance of focusing on adolescents.

There are a lot of myths, misconceptions, traditional and religious biases that people have against the use of contraceptives, especially by young people. An intervention in this regard is therefore pertinent in reducing the rates of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions, as well as transmission of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections among adolescents and young people.

Funded with a grant from Pathfinder International, the YFP-Access Project seeks an increase in modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) among adolescents and young people aged 15-24 years by getting respected traditional rulers in the implementing state to make declarations and statements in support of adolescents and young people’s access to family planning services, and by extension addressing the socio-cultural barriers and stigma associated with adolescents and young people’s access to modern contraceptive methods.

Project Duration: 3 months

  • January, 2018 to March, 2018

Implementation Location:

  • Niger State.
Activity Location
Entry and Advocacy Visits to government and non-governmental partners. Niger State
Advocacy visits to traditional rulers. Niger State
Media Advocacy/Engagement. Niger State