Sexual behaviour, reproductive health and contraceptive use among adolescents and young adults in Mbale District, Uganda.
Results from a survey of adolescents and young adults in Mbale District in Uganda are presented.
First sexual experience among female and male respondents occurs at quite an early age, 15 years for males and 16 years for females.
Most respondents claimed to have received information on reproductive health.
The accuracy of these self-assessments was rather poor as a relatively small proportion of the respondents could identify the safe period in a woman's menstrual cycle.
The incidence of adolescent pregnancy is generally high and slightly higher in rural than in urban areas.
A relatively large proportion of pregnancies occur out of wedlock.
The respondents'contraceptive knowledge was quite good but many still engaged in unprotected sexual relations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Contraception, Reproduction, Adolescent, Etude comparative, Adulte jeune, Ouganda, Mâle, Femelle, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Contraception, Reproduction, Adolescent, Comparative study, Young adult, Uganda, Male, Female, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0589999
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.