Received: 30 August 2019
Accepted: 9 December 2019
First Online: 17 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical consideration was obtained from the Ethics Committee of Ebonyi State Ministry of Health and Health Research Ethics Committee of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Participants were informed of the purpose of the research, rights of participants and measures that will be taken to protect them and their data. Written, signed and verbal informed consent was obtained from all eligible participants. Informed written consent was obtained from parents/guardians of adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) who participated in the study (survey and FGD); adolescents aged 18 years gave consent for themselves. Assent was also obtained from FGD discussants (adolescents) and written consent was obtained from in-depth interview participants (parents). Participation was voluntary and confidentiality was assured.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that there is no competing interest.