Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Stigma Scale
The Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Stigma Scale is a 20-item instrument designed to assess perceived stigma around different dimensions of adolescent SRH and family planning (sex, contraception, pregnancy, child-bearing, abortion) among young women. The scale contains three subscales: internalized stigma (6 items), enacted stigma (7 items), and stigmatizing lay attitudes (7 items).
Items are summed to create a total scale score ranging from 0-20 possible points. Higher scores mean higher perceived stigma.
Hall, K. S., Manu, A., Morhe, E., Harris, L. H., Loll, D., Ela, E., Kolenic, G., Dozier, J. L., Challa, S., Zochowski, M. K., Boakye, A., Adanu, R., & Dalton, V. K. (2018). Development and validation of a scale to measure adolescent sexual and reproductive health stigma: Results from young women in Ghana. Journal of Sex Research, 55(1), 60-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2017.1292493
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