Table 2

Services for which counselled young people were referred for by peer educators and received in Bulawayo and Mount Darwin districts, Zimbabwe (October–December 2018)

Type of serviceReferred*Received*
n(%)†n(%)‡
Referred for any service2191(65.0)1645(75.1)
Females544(46.8)413(75.9)
Males1647(74.6)1232(74.8)
HTS424(12.6)271(63.9)
Females154(13.2)88(57.1)
Males270(12.2)183(67.8)
VMMC (among males only, n=2207)1287(58.3)881(68.5)
Contraception§452(13.4)363(80.3)
Females206(17.7)161(78.2)
Males246(11.2)202(82.1)
STI diagnosis and treatment171(5.1)67(39.2)
Females87(7.5)28(32.2)
Males84(3.8)39(46.4)
Other SRH and HIV service497(14.7)397(79.9)
Females251(21.6)207(82.5)
Males246(11.2)190(77.2)
  • *Percentages may not add up to 100% for some clients were referred for more than one service.

  • †Denominator is the total number counselled (n=3370), except for VMMC.

  • ‡Denominator is the total number referred in the respective category.

  • §Contraception refers to condoms, oral pills, injectables and implants.

  • HTS, HIV testing services; SRH, sexual and reproductive health; STI, sexually transmitted infection; VMMC, voluntary male medical circumcision.