Funding for this research was provided by:
National Research Foundation (NA)
Abbott Laboratories (NA)
Received: 10 April 2019
Accepted: 9 August 2019
First Online: 19 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the University of Cape Town’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Reference: HREC 141/2016). Written informed consent to participate in the study was obtained from all participants. A waiver of parental consent was obtained for the survey on the grounds that South African adolescents 12 years and older access sexual health services without need for parental consent, and the act of obtaining parental consent for the research could create a barrier to participation and undermine the acceptability objective.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.