Project Lead(s): Malena Correa
In Argentina, adolescent mothers compromise 15% of all births, with rates approaching 25% of births in some areas. Provinces with the highest rates of adolescent birth also have the largest proportions of families with unmet basic needs and mothers who have not completed primary school. These trends suggests that early childbearing primarily afflicts adolescents living in situations of extreme poverty. In these regions, quality information about sexual and reproductive health is hard to find. The App ESI aims to provide adolescents in two regions of Argentina with free, trustworthy and comprehensive information about sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, gender identity and sexual orientation via a mobile app. The App ESI goals include a 30% increase in users’ knowledge of the subjects, and a 50% increase in users’ self-reported willingness and ability to access services.