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Title: Assessment of premarital sexual practices and factors related to it among Ambo high school students
Authors: Daba, Bane
Advisors: Dr. Asefa Seme
Copyright: 2006
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Most young people throughout the world will be engaged in sexual intercourse by age 20, whether married or unmarried (5). Study done in Ethiopia also revealed that, 52.8% of high school students in North West Ethiopia to be sexually active (3). Moreover the vast majority of sexual intercourse during adolescent are unprotected, and therefore the risky of unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and STIs including HIV/AIDS is very high for adolescents. Studies conducted so far on adolescent premarital sexual practices and factors related to it in Ethiopia was few in number and some of them were old and may not show the present reality. A cross sectional study was conducted to assess the magnitude of pre marital sexual practices and factors related to it among randomly selected sample of Ambo high school students from Jan. 2006 to Feb. 2006. Data was collected using anonymous self-administered questionnaire. A total of 813 students were participated in the study. About 19.4% of the respondents had experienced sexual intercourse. Eighty eight (56.4%) of the sexually active respondents claimed to have more than one sexual partners. About 16.5% of sexually active male adolescents visited female commercial sex workers of which only 27.6% reported consistent condom use and 44.8% never used condom during sex with female commercial sex workers. Pre marital sexual intercourse was associated with discussion of sex related issues with their fathers and age of the school adolescents. Those who discuss sex related issues with their father less practiced pre marital sexual intercourse than those who were not [OR=0.603(0.373, 0.975)]. viii Condom use during sexual intercourse was associated with access to information about sexuality and adolescents reproduce health. Provision of accurate information about adolescent reproductive health, enabling the community to understand adolescents’ sexuality, and establishment of adolescent reproductive health club in the school is essential.
Description: A thesis submitted to faculty of medicine Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of masters of public health.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/771
Appears in:Thesis - Public Health

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