Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) collaborated with the state governments of Assam and Madhya Pradesh to implement a youth-focused intervention in selected districts to improve the care-seeking behavior of young women for sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Adopting a holistic approach, this intervention focused on improving knowledge on SRH among young women; strengthening availability of youth friendly SRH services in the public sector and particularly during the most challenging period of COVID-19 pandemic; and improving service utilization through accompaniment and referral support and leveraging community intermediaries. This endline evaluation study examines the progress and prospects of youth-focused intervention and improving women's knowledge and awareness and practices concerning usage of SRH services even during a pandemic; the study also examines the association between exposure to the intervention and levels of knowledge on SRH.
Improving knowledge and care seeking behaviour of young women for sexual and reproductive health in Assam and Madhya Pradesh: Results of the endline community assessment. Ipas Development Foundation. 2021.