May 15, 2023

Fertility and contraceptive dynamics amidst COVID-19: who is at greatest risk for unintended pregnancy among a cohort of adolescents and young adults in Nairobi, Kenya?

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While multiple studies have examined youth contraceptive use and/or sexual activity in light of COVID-19, no study to date has used prospective data to examine unintended pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa for AGYW. Among urban youth in Nairobi, Kenya, this study aimed to (1) characterise fertility and contraceptive use dynamics by gender; (2) estimate pregnancy prevalence for AGYW over the course of the pandemic; and (3) assess factors associated with unintended pandemic pregnancy for young women.