Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) was contracted by Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to carry out a study to understand Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) seeking behaviour and awareness among women and girls (15-24) in the focus states (Kaduna, Kano, and Katsina) to inform the design and implementation of the integrated approach to reach the intended population.

Project Goal

To generate evidence regarding the current behaviors and attitudes towards the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young women in northern Nigeria.


  • Understand current attitudes, knowledge and health care seeking behaviours of female adolescents and young women to sexual and reproductive health services and identify factors that influence these attitudes and behaviours
  • Explore the role of parents or caregivers (particularly mothers) and community influencers/gatekeepers in the uptake of sexual and reproductive health services by female adolescents and young women
  • Identify what services are available for adolescents and young women, especially through private sector service delivery points in the target communities
  • Identify potential barriers (social, political or economic) to program acceptance and uptake of family planning services in target communities.

Related Activities

  • A review of relevant literature, existing policies and program implementation documents
  • Design of assessment methodology and development of tools
  • Recruitment and training of personnel for data collection
  • Data collection
  • Analysis of primary data
  • Development of a final report on findings