Received: 6 December 2019
Accepted: 21 December 2020
First Online: 6 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The project protocol was submitted to the Health Research Ethics Committee of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu and the Research and Ethics Committee of Ebonyi State Ministry of Health. Ethical approval was secured from both committees before entry into the study site. The participants were informed of the research purpose, the rights of participants and measures that will be taken by the research to protect them and their data. Informed written consent was obtained from parents/guardians of adolescents who participated in focus group discussions between 13 and 17 years of age. Adolescents who were 18 years of age gave a written consent for themselves. For in-school adolescents, a written consent was also obtained from the principal of each public school. Additionally, written consent was obtained from adolescents having assured them of voluntary participation and confidentiality.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that there is no competing interest.