October 2011

Research brief: Young women's sexual and reproductive health in South Africa; Service availability and health care workers' opinions in Soweto

Ibis Reproductive Health. Research brief: Young women's sexual and reproductive health in South Africa; Service availability and health care workers' opinions in Soweto. October 2011.

Research conducted by Ibis and partners indicated that health care workers would benefit from workshops providing technical information regarding provision of sexual and reproductive health services for young women and values clarification exercises highlighting the impact of their opinions on service provision. In 2009, Ibis and partners developed such a  workshop and piloted it with health care workers in three  clinics in Soweto,  Gauteng Province. Several of the workshop modules were adapted from colleague organizations’ (including DISA Clinic, EngenderHealth, Pathfinder International, the Population  Council, and the World Health Organization) existing training materials.