Social Support Structures; A catalyst to Sustainable Adolescents’ Reproductive Health Programming in Ghana

  •  Stephen L.    
  •  Mbugua J.    
  •  Kyalo N. D.    
  •  Maitho T.    


The issue of adolescents’ reproductive ill-health has been widely recognized as a multi-scalar social problem that affects various sectors in the world today. In this regard, this empirical study was conducted to establish the extent to which social support structures, contribute to sustainable implementation of adolescents’ reproductive health programme in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. A descriptive cross-sectional survey and correlational designs, underpinned by the pragmatic paradigm or mixed-method research as the appropriate research technique, was adopted study to investigate its purpose and objectives. Through a multistage sampling technique, a sample size of 189 respondents was generated from a target population of 332 stakeholders, with data obtained through key informant interview schedules, focus group discussions and direct observation, and structured and unstructured questionnaires administered in Ghana. It was found that social support structures and sustainable implementation of adolescent’s reproductive health programme are positively and significantly linked, since the model results shows that r = 0.831. R2 =0.691, F (1.180) = 401.713. p<0.001<0.05. We concluded that for sustainable implementation of adolescent’s reproductive health programmes, social support structures play a significant role in the process. Hence programme implementers and duty bearers of adolescent’s reproductive health interventions should take note of this fact and act accordingly.

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