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Received: 11 September 2019
Accepted: 31 March 2020
First Online: 19 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The local research agency (NRMC), received approval from Sigma-IRB (an independent IRB in India) and the first author obtained approval from Drexel University for the endline. The objectives of the study were explained to every participant and if applicable to an adult caregiver before inclusion. Since literacy levels were low in the setting: 1) informed/verbal consent from adult adolescent girls (18 and over); and 2) assent from the adolescent girl (< 18 year) and informed/ verbal consent from adults were obtained before inclusion. Verbal consent was approved by both Sigma-IRB and Drexel University.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.