Parent Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Communication and Associated Factors Among Secondary And Preparatory School Students In Fiche Town, North Shoa, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

No Thumbnail Available



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Addis Ababa University


Background: adolescence is a continuum of physical, cognitive, behavioral and psychosocial change that is characterized by increasing levels of individual autonomy, a growing sense of identity and self-esteem and progressive independence from adults. Open family discussion on reproductive health (RH) issues often leads to increased awareness on RH matters and reduces risky behaviors among adolescents Objective: The aim of the study was to assess parent adolescent communication and associated factors among students attending education at Abdissa Aga secondary and Fiche preparatory schools in Fiche town, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017 Method: Institution based quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted on March 27, 2017 using adapted and modified self-administered questionnaire. Two schools in the town were included in the study. A total of 394 students were included in the study. Data was entered using epidata manager with double entry verification. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed and variables with p-value of less than 0.05 were taken as statistically significant. Result: The prevalence of students who had ever discussed sexual and reproductive health issues with either of the parents on at least two topics was 118(31.2%). The independent predictors for parent adolescent sexual and reproductive health communication were: educational status of mother (AOR 3.164, 95%CI=1.279-7.830), father educational status (AOR 4.848, 95%CI=1.271-18.499). Students who had knowledge about sexual and reproductive health issues were more likely to communicate when compared to their counter parts. Conclusion and Recommendation: The occurence of parent adolescent sexual and reproductive health communication is low among secondary and preparatory school in fiche town. Fiche town administration in collaboration with concerned bodies should facilitate adolescent-friendly services in order to enhance sex related education. Keywords: Communications, sexual and reproductive health issues, associated factors, Fiche town



Communications, Sexual and reproductive health issues, Associated factors, Fiche town