Ifunanya Dibiaezue

School of Public Health
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Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in developing regions, including sub-Saharan Africa, continue to experience high unintended pregnancy and abortion rates. Safe and effective contraceptive methods prevent unintended pregnancies; however, past research has found a high unmet need for contraception among adolescents. Nigeria has a high adolescent fertility rate and a low contraceptive prevalence rate. Addressing factors that hinder contraceptive uptake among adolescent women in Nigeria will increase adolescent contraceptive uptake and reduce unintended pregnancies and other adverse health and social consequences of unprotected sex in Nigeria. With the growing demand for easily accessible, trustworthy, private, and confidential adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services, new platforms, such as technology interventions, have emerged that have shown to be effective in delivering comprehensive, private, and confidential SRH services. This research prospectus is divided into four sections. The first section is the introduction and specific aims.