This research project is centered on unraveling the perceptions and challenges surrounding sexual and reproductive health among adolescent boys (ages 15-19) in the peri-urban areas of Delhi and Jaipur. The study adopts participatory workshops, employing tools like focus group discussions, card sorting, etc., to comprehensively grasp their diverse viewpoints. In order to create a broader understanding of adolescents and their experiences, a few late adolescents (20-25 years) both male and female, were a part of the study through in-depth interviews. This approach helped the study develop and project a unified voice of adolescents and their experiences with sexual and reproductive health in India, forming a complete picture.
The project offers a comprehensive solution suite encompassing a digital game development framework, a pocket book chronicling everyday expressions and phrases of these boys. It also advocates for the integration of comprehensive sexuality education into school curricula, aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, to bridge knowledge gaps and address societal norms that can complicate these young individuals' lives. These resources aim to enhance understanding and communication on sexual and reproductive health topics.
The project aspires to empower adolescent boys with informed choices, ultimately fostering healthier relationships and overall well-being. This holistic approach underscores the project's potential to bring forth a positive impact on these young lives.