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Increasing the impact of reproductive health programs through social norms: Qualitative research in Burundi

Social norms are particularly relevant among young people. Compared to adults, young people have less power in society to make or break social rules. Additionally, peer relationships become more influential during adolescence. In many low- and middle-income countries, such as Burundi, social norms are not well documented, but they likely have a large influence on adolescent girls’ and young women’s ability to access reproductive health information and care.

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