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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master Thesis
Title Utilisation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services by Secondary School Adolescents in Mochudi
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
URL http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/1356/dissertation.pdf?sequence=1
Abstract
The study sought to establish the utilisation of the available adolescent sexual and reproductive health services/facilities by Mochudi secondary school adolescents. The intent of the study was to determine the level of awareness among adolescents of the existing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services/ Facilities in Mochudi and to determine those factors that affect utilisation of sexual and reproductive health services/facilities. A self administered questionnaire was used by the researcher to collect data from the respondents. Data analysis began with studying and coding of the responses from the questionnaires and was analysed using a copy of Excel software. The inferences made from this study are that secondary school adolescents in Mochudi indulge in pre-marital sex and most of them are aware of the presence of sexual and reproductive health services/facilities. However, the majority of the adolescents do not use the services/facilities either due to shyness, inaccessibility of clinics, lack of privacy, unfriendly staff, long waiting time or for others because they are not sexually active. The feedback from the adolescents is an indication of the inappropriateness of service delivery system pertaining to adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Mochudi.

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