Social Approval for Adolescent SRH is a 9-item measure of the level of support in the community for youth to access reproductive and sexual health care. The 9 items reflect different members of the community.
Please indicate how supportive the following places or people in your community are about teens' SRH issues and needs:
1. The overall community
5. Health care facilities/workers
6. Religious centers/leaders
8. Other family members
Extremely supportive - 1
Somewhat supportive - 1
Somewhat unsupportive - 0
Extremely unsupportive - 0
A summative index is created by adding together the number of items with a response of either extremely supportive or somewhat supportive. The final score ranges from 0-9.
Loll, D., Fleming, P. J., Manu, A., Morhe, E., Stephenson, R., King, E. J., & Hall, K. S. (2020). Reproductive autonomy and pregnancy decision-making among young Ghanaian women. Global Public Health, 15(4), 571-586. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2019.1695871
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