What is acceptable to youth?

A systematic review of studies conducted in Africa from 2010 to 2020 sought to understand what makes a heath intervention acceptable to adolescents and young people in a region where 360 million people are ages 15 to 24, The Conversation reports. The authors identified 55 studies evaluating 60 interventions, including voluntary medical male circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and other HIV prevention measures. The most common reasons young people cited for accepting interventions included having the knowledge and resources they needed to feel confident in their ability to use the product or intervention, having sufficient logistical and emotional support to use it, believing that the intervention allowed them greater autonomy, and feeling assured their privacy and confidential information would be protected (The Conversation, 20 January 2022).