The Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148541
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Presentation
Title:
The Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Abstract:
The Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Seboni, Naomi Mmapelo, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University Of Botswana
Title:Head Of Department and Senior Lecturer
[Scientific session research presentation] [Scientific session research presentation] An exploratory descriptive study which triangulated quantitative and qualitative methods revealed the socio-cultural factors that impact on population and development. This paper will discuss the socio- cultural factors that influence adolescent's sexual socialization, sexuality and sexual behavior. A total sample of 1046 students was randomly selected from junior and senior secondary schools selected from different geographical, economic, and ethnic settings in Botswana. All secondary schools in the country were used as the sampling frame and the sampling procedure was guided by the national census track, and the country was divided into seven regions. Students had to complete a questionnaire. Also 16 youth focus groups, half of which were either in school or out of school youth were conducted. Twenty (20) focus groups consisting of community leaders and parents were conducted in localities where schools were selected. Twenty one in-depth interviews were carried out among community leaders (chiefs, politicians and business people). A population interactive model was utilized. The findings revealed how young people sexual and reproductive health behavior and sexual socialization were shaped by the prevailing socio-cultural beliefs, values and practices. Areas covered in the study included: Virginity, sex for love, gifts to female partner, marriage, age at first sexual intercourse, infertility, family size, STD's, genital manipulations, multiple partners, family planning and other risky behaviors. Implications for health and educational services are outlined.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rightsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148541-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Seboni, Naomi Mmapelo, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University Of Botswana</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Head Of Department and Senior Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Seboninm@mopipi.ub.bw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] [Scientific session research presentation] An exploratory descriptive study which triangulated quantitative and qualitative methods revealed the socio-cultural factors that impact on population and development. This paper will discuss the socio- cultural factors that influence adolescent's sexual socialization, sexuality and sexual behavior. A total sample of 1046 students was randomly selected from junior and senior secondary schools selected from different geographical, economic, and ethnic settings in Botswana. All secondary schools in the country were used as the sampling frame and the sampling procedure was guided by the national census track, and the country was divided into seven regions. Students had to complete a questionnaire. Also 16 youth focus groups, half of which were either in school or out of school youth were conducted. Twenty (20) focus groups consisting of community leaders and parents were conducted in localities where schools were selected. Twenty one in-depth interviews were carried out among community leaders (chiefs, politicians and business people). A population interactive model was utilized. The findings revealed how young people sexual and reproductive health behavior and sexual socialization were shaped by the prevailing socio-cultural beliefs, values and practices. Areas covered in the study included: Virginity, sex for love, gifts to female partner, marriage, age at first sexual intercourse, infertility, family size, STD's, genital manipulations, multiple partners, family planning and other risky behaviors. Implications for health and educational services are outlined.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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