The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services.
Especially, investments were made in youth corners in every health centre and in youth-friendly centres in every district, both providing different services to accommodate amongst others, sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents.
However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), including:
• Early onset of sexual intercourse,
• Teenage pregnancy,
• Unsafe abortion,
• Having risky sex,
• And low levels of contraceptive use.
This booklet presents a summary of the results of “Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health services in the Seven Districts where the Barame project of Enabel is active in Rwanda, to reveal potential barriers to ASRH practices and to strengthen the Youth-Friendly Centre services.