The Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA) is embraces evidence based programming on adolescence sexual reproductive health and rights. To amalgamate its position as a leader in Kenya’s Adolescence and Youth health development and research spheres, the Centre creates evidence and develop position papers on adolescence and youth health issues within local environments. The Centre as well disseminate information through publications in peer reviewed journals, landscaping reports and technical briefing papers. The findings and recommendations from the research initiatives also inform regional and global efforts to broadly improve reproductive health for adolescents.
Since 1988, CSA has conducted extensive research around sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in relation to women and girls, including family planning, unsafe abortion, maternal mortality, emergency contraception, female genital cutting (FGC), sexual violence and access to education. CSA has focused on both programme based and independent based studies in various projects and study areas in Kenya.
The main reason for doing studies in CSA is to generate new knowledge/evidence in ASRHR for proper programming. In addition, through research CSA unravel lessons learnt, success stories, challenges encountered in programming.