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Percentage of young women and men aged 15-24 who report they could get condoms on their own [disaggregated by sex (female, male), age (15-19, 20-24)]

Export Indicator

Percentage of young women and men aged 15-24 who know a place where to get condoms and who report they could get condoms on their own if they wanted, disaggregated by sex (female, male), and age (15-19, 20-24).  
What it measures

This indicator measures the percentage of young people who can name at least one formal source of condoms and say that they can get a condom from that source if they want one.
 
Studies have demonstrated that adolescents who know of at least one source of condoms are much more likely than other adolescents to use them.
 

Rationale
Numerator

Number of young women and men aged 15-24 who know a place where they can get condoms and who report they could get condoms on their own if they wanted.
 

Denominator

The number of respondents aged 15-24.
 

Calculation

Number of young women and men aged 15-24 who know a place where to get condoms
and who report they could get condoms on their own if they wanted
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- x100 The number of respondents aged 15-24

Method of measurement

The numerator is measured by asking survey respondents to name at least one acceptable source where condoms are available. Subsequently, they are asked whether they can get a condom from that source if they want one. A definition of acceptable sources should be produced in each national setting. If respondents know of an acceptable source for condoms and respond that they can get a condom from that source if they want, then they are included in the numerator.
 
The denominator includes all survey respondents aged 15-24.
 

Measurement frequency

Biennial

Disaggregation

Age group: 15 years - 19 years, 20 years - 24 years

Gender: Male, Female

Explanation of the numerator
Explanation of the denominator
Strengths and weaknesses

This indicator measures the reported self-efficacy of a young person to get a condom when he or she wants one. Various factors can prevent young people from accessing condoms, including the cost of condoms and the stigma associated with obtaining them. This indicator may highlight whether or not young people face barriers in accessing condoms despite their knowledge of where to get condoms.

Further information