Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-11
Received: 15 October 2018
Accepted: 2 January 2019
First Online: 11 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by Aksum University, College of Health science, Research Ethics Committee. Permission letter was also obtained from Asgede-Tsimbla district health office and was presented to all participants. Written consent was obtained after the potential participants and their parents/guardians (for those under 18 years) were informed of the study’s objectives and reading the information sheet. Only female adolescents/parents/guardians who gave consent to participate were included in the study. All participants were also informed that they could withhold or withdraw from participation at any time, without any negative consequences.Interviews were conducted in private at the identified houses (that guarantee optimum privacy). Confidentiality and privacy of the study were maintained during data collection, analysis, and reporting.
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