Factors associated with risk of sexually transmitted infections among primary school adolescent (girls) in Kinondoni District

Salum , Asha (2013) Factors associated with risk of sexually transmitted infections among primary school adolescent (girls) in Kinondoni District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study was conducted in Kinondoni district in Dar es Salaam. It focused on primary school girls, parents and teachers. Its purposes were to examine the socio- economic circumstances under which condition does primary school involves towards higher risk infections. The study included 50 respondents, which were categorized into three (3) groups, including 30 student, 10 parents and 10 teachers. Questionnaire, observations were used to collect primary data.The objectives of this study were to examine the socio-economic and psychological context of sexuality among primary school girls, Second to explore young girl’s sexual perception, attitude and practice and lastly, to find out strategies to be used to protect school girls from unsafe sex practice. The findings show that, there are several factors which contribute to primary school girls who involved into sexual practice. Among others this includes economic hardship of the family or poverty, Temptation, new technology, peers groups, social environment and their attitudes towards sex and relationship. Majority of respondents were of the view that the impacts of early involvement into sexual activities among primary school girls was unwanted pregnancy, sexual transmitted disease, drop out from school and loss of life and death. Parents and teachers played a minor role in providing about sex, health reproduction education to primary school girls adolescent.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:02
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:02
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/827

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