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Title: Assessment of Sexual and Reproductive Health problems among prisoners aged 15-29 years in Addis Ababa.
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. ASSEFA SEME (MD, MPH)
Alem Agazi
Keywords: Sexual and Reproductive health (SRH) is important to all human being, and the social and economic development of communities and nations
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Death and disability caused by Sexual and Reproductive Health accounted for 18 percent of the total disease burden globally in 2001, though there is considerable regional variation. And STIs, excluding HIV/AIDS, accounted for 0.9 percent of all DALYs lost in this year. Prisoners aged 15-29 years are more vulnerable for STIs because of their high risk behaviours and Sexual Violence. Sexual violence occurs in every culture, in all levels of society and in every country of the world and it is a serious public health and human rights problem. In Ethiopia, though various researches have been made to assess SRH problems of youths, still there are no studies that address the SRH needs of youth in prison. This cross sectional survey conducted in 2008/2009, tried to investigate the magnitude and factors associated with SRH problems among youth prisoners in Kaliti Maremia-Bet, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This study was conducted among a total of 358 youth inmates participant, with a response rate of 99.7% and among 18 discussants in quantitative and qualitative part of the study, respectively. Among 306 sexually active respondents, 31 (10%) had consensual sex in prison, 28 (9.2%) reported symptoms of STIs in prison. History of STI before detention was positively associated with STI in prison [AOR) = 4.3 95%CI: (1.8, 10.2)]. And, among 357 respondents 15 (4.2%) reported sexual victimization. The prevalence of STIs and sexual victimization among inmates in Kaliti Maremia-Bet is considerable. Therefore, Sexual health programmes in prisons should include STIs screening, education about STI risk reduction and awareness raising program about sexual violence is needed for prisoners and prison staff.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY, IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14966
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