Metrics details. Adolescent girls in Zambia face risks and vulnerabilities that challenge their healthy development into young women: early marriage and childbearing, sexual and gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy and HIV. The two-year intervention included weekly, mentor-led, girls group meetings on health, life skills and financial education. Additional intervention components included a health voucher redeemable for general wellness and reproductive health services and an adolescent-friendly savings account. A cluster-randomized-controlled trial with longitudinal observations evaluated the impact of AGEP on key indicators immediately and two years after program end. Baseline data were collected from never-married adolescent girls in intervention clusters girls and 40 control clusters girls and again two and four years later.
After all, moving from the world of the child to the world of the adult requires great adjustment. Here are some tips to help adolescent girls understand what they are facing. The most important thing to remember is you are not alone. Everybody undergoes adolescence. Your friends are going through it too.