Adolescents, Apps, And Accountability: Promoting Uptake of Youth-Friendly LARC Services
*Recommended Audience: Young Professionals/Graduate Students, Mid-Level Professionals, and Experienced Professionals
Adolescents and youth face barriers to sexual and reproductive health information and services, resulting in an unmet need for contraception. Further, adolescents and youth often have lower uptake of more effective long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods. In 2015, Pathfinder began implementing a project in Mozambique and Tanzania that uses digital health to support youth-friendly service delivery and increased uptake of LARCs. The project integrates quality standards for youth-friendly services (YFS), balanced counseling approaches, and a client feedback mechanism into a suite of mobile tools to enable facility-based YFS assessments; quality, community-based contraceptive counseling; and client feedback on facility-based services. Project results have demonstrated substantial uptake of LARCs among young people. This session will explore how mobile tools supports YFS and LARC uptake in this project.
Speaker: Anna Tomasulo, Pathfinder International