The MYC program was designed to provide on-site counseling, testing, treatment, and referrals for various SRH-related services. These include HIV and STIs, FP and pregnancy, gender-based violence, and legal abortion and post-abortion care. In addition, the center offers health counseling and education sessions, as well as skills building for single mothers. There are also recreational activities (games, entertainment) and free internet for professional development and personal use.
Results: Between June 2017 and February 2018, 33,464 youth visited the MYC. About 20% (6,728) of these visits were first time visits, with the rest counted as repeat visitors. 14,580 visitors attended an SRH education session and 3,391 having received health services. The most common SRH service was HIV services, with 3,230 youth receiving counseling and 93% of them (3,001) receiving testing and/or further investigation and follow-up.
Funding: Preston Werner Ventures; Bixby Center at UC Berkeley