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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Public Health
Title Factors contributing to unsafe sex among teenagers in the secondary schools of Botswana
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/6060/thesis_mwinga_a.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Abstract
Correct and consistent condom use is an effective strategy for the reduction of
adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The purpose of this
study was to describe the factors that contribute to unsafe sex practices among
adolescents and to compare male and female sexual practices. Quantitative,
descriptive research, namely a survey was conducted to determine these
practices. Convenience sampling was used to select a sample (n=324) of
respondents who were willing to participate in the study. Data were collected by
using a self-administered structured questionnaire.
The findings of the study revealed that adolescents indulged in unsafe sex
practices for various reasons including the desire for self-satisfaction and the
non-availability of condoms at the time. Based on the identified reasons, it is
clear that strategies had to be developed to curb unsafe sex and its
consequences. Formulating these strategies requires the concerted effort of all
policy makers and stakeholders.

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