Contraception

Despite progressive laws that guarantee access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, South African teenagers and adolescents continue to face obstacles accessing services and exercising their reproductive rights. This is particularly troubling since this population is at significant risk of unintended pregnancy and HIV infection. Teens and adolescents – like older citizens – need access to a range of effective contraceptives so they can choose the method that works best for them. Often, teens and adolescents women do not know about all of the methods, and current guidelines and clinical practice do not reflect the best evidence about eligibility and provision.

The mmoho campaign advocates for comprehensive access to information and sexual reproductive health services. Below are some useful documents from different partners on contraception.

Useful links

Ibis Reproductive Health Girls with Nerve Project

Centre for Communication Impact The Zazi Campaign

Useful documents

New paper articles: Teens don’t like condoms

Journal article – Accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services: A mixed methods study of young women’s needs

and experiences in Soweto, South Africa