Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1 RO1 Hd072595-01)
Received: 12 April 2017
Accepted: 15 February 2018
First Online: 27 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Columbia University, and by the Research and Ethics Committee and the National Council for Science and Technology in Uganda. Written informed consent was obtained from all of the study’s adult participants. This study also included minors aged 15–17 years. Adolescents who were below the legal age of majority and lived with a parent or guardian were asked to give assent and their parent or legal guardian gave written consent. Adolescents who were below the legal age of majority who were married or did not live with a parent or guardian were treated as emancipated minors and were asked to provide written consent. Involvement of adolescents aged 15–17 was essential in order to explore the fertility desires, behaviors, and outcomes of people who are starting their reproductive lives within the context of HIV and AIDS.
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