Funding for this research was provided by:
Adigrat University (500 USA dollar)
Received: 7 August 2019
Accepted: 28 January 2020
First Online: 7 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participant
: Ethical approval was found from the ethical committee called the College of Medicine and Health Sciences Research and Community Service Ethical Committee (CMHS-RCS-EC), Adigrat University. The committee’s reference number for this research was AGU/CMHS/R/008/18. Written permission was obtained from the Tigray Regional Health Bureau, district/woreda education offices and selected schools. Further, study participants were briefed about the main objective of the study. Participants were informed that they have the full right to refuse to participate in the study or can interrupt/withdraw if they want. Confidentiality of the information was assured and the privacy of the study participants was respected and kept as well. Written informed consent was obtained from each study participant and/or from parents/guardians of < 16 years old adolescent girls. At the last adolescent girls were counseled on personal hygiene, sanitation, nutritional practices, and a healthy lifestyle.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.