Adolescent & Young Adults

PMA adolescent and young adults health briefs are snapshots of key indicators among young women age 15-24 presented in charts, graphs and tables. Key indicators include: level of education, median age at key reproductive life events such as first sex and first contraceptive use, and modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR). These health briefs are available for the countries and survey rounds listed below.

In addition, PMA is developing a cross-cutting global adolescent surveillance system to: 1) monitor national indicators of adolescent health for girls living in low and middle-income settings; 2) track key transitions into adulthood (end of education, first employment, first partnership, marriage and childbearing) using a longitudinal desing 3) identify community and individual influences that promote or harm adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health; and, 4) provide recommendations for stakeholders to guide programs and policies tailored to meet adolescent girls’ needs.

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Survey Results Summaries

PMA uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators. Surveys are completed by resident enumerators, uploaded to a central server via a mobile data network, cleaned and analyzed. Results are disseminated shortly after.

Country Survey Results Brief Indicators Report
Ethiopia PMA2020, Round 5, 2017 English
Ethiopia PMA2020, Round 4, 2016 English
Ghana PMA2020, Round 6, 2017 English
Ghana PMA2020, Round 4, 2015 English
India PMA2020, Round 4, 2018 English Hindi
Democratic Republic of Congo PMA2020, Kinshasa, Round 6, 2017 English French
Côte d’Ivoire PMA2020, Round 1, 2017 English French
Kenya PMA2020, Round 6, 2017 English
Kenya PMA2020, Round 4, 2015 English
Nigeria PMA2020, National, Round 2, 2017 English

Research in Adolescent & Young Adults


of unmarried sexually active women in Uganda age 15-24 use a modern method of contraception.

Uganda has a large adolescent and youth  population. Nearly two-thirds (66.7%) of Ugandans are under 24 years old, and almost 15% are adolescents aged 10-19 years, meaning they are entering or currently of reproductive age. Pronounced disparities in early marriage, early childbearing and timing of first contraceptive use exist between young women in urban and rural areas. 


PMA has a variety of publications including briefs, reports and overview documents  that may be used to inform health policy and programming decisions. Listed below are publications authored by PMA faculty, students, staff, and partners that draw upon PMA data. 

For a full list of publications that use PMA data, please visit our Google Scholars page.

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