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Title: Factors Affecting Female Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health Among in School Adolescents in Woreta Town, South Gonder
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Mengistu Asnake (Dr)
Abebe, Kelemework
Keywords: , STDs including HIV/AIDS
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Adolescents are alarmingly becomes sexually active at younger age. The socioeconomic, family atmosphere, peer pressure, individual life experience and other factors predisposed them to early onset of sexual activity. Premarital sexual activities of adolescent was accompanied with risk of unintended pregnancy, abortion, STDs including HIV/AIDS due to lack of factual information and knowledge of reproductive and sexual health issue. The major purpose of this study was to investigate factors which influence female adolescent sexuality among in school adolescents in Woreta town. In order to assess the objective of the study cross-sectional survey study design was used which includes quantitative method using a pre-tested written questionnaire and focus group discussion used to collect qualitative data as a supplement of quantitative. The sampling technique employed for this study was stratified sampling procedure. Data were collected from 660 females adolescents aged 12-19 years who are considered as adolescent in this study. The statistical tools that used to analyze the data include uni-variate, bivariate and multivariate analysis. Univariate used to describe the adolescents and parents variables. The chi-square test (bivariate) was used to establish the association between the independent variables and sexual behavior (dependent variable). Binary logistic regression model was used to analyze the effects of the explanatory variables on the female adolescent sexuality. The study revealed that 36.1 percent of unmarried female students ever had sex. As reported by respondents the main reason for having sex for the first time was the desire to marry and love affairs. 28.9 per cent of sexually experienced female adolescents were ever use of contraceptive and 21.8 percent used condom at first sexual intercourse. The finding of the study showed that age, education level, religiosity, living arrangement, mother education and occupation, father education, peer pressure, self efficacy, mother-adolescent communication and respondent attitude toward premarital sex were associated to female adolescent ever had sex. At multivariate level, the finding of the study depicted that adolescents discussed with their mother about sexual related issues were less likely to be sexually active than those who had never discussed with their mother about sexual related issue. Female adolescents who have no sexually experienced friends were 15.2 percent less likely to have had sexual intercourse relative to those who have sexually experienced friends. Adolescents in this study were found to involve in sex at early ages and most of whom do not use contraceptive. Thus, the need to initiate comprehensive sexual and reproductive health programs targeting adolescents and strong information education communication and intervention programs by all concerned bodies will be recommended. It also further noted that the need for parental empowerment have to be emphasized to enable them to cope with the challenge of adolescent life.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14076
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