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Title:The influence of parent-adolescent communication on adolescent sexual behaviour in the case of HIV/AIDS
Authors:Masita, Edna N.ISNI
Masese, Eric R.ISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Mila: a Journal of the Institute of African Studies
Volume:8
Pages:27-35
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:sexuality
AIDS
adolescents
parents
socialization
Abstract:In Kenya, pregnancy, unsafe abortion and high prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, are some of the major reproductive problems facing adolescents. This paper examines the influence of parent-adolescent communication on adolescent sexual behaviour and sex-related issues, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS. Data were collected from 186 adolescents, 175 mothers and 143 fathers in Sameta division, Gucha district. The respondents were identified through a multistage sampling technique. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. The results indicate that many adolescents are sexually active and became sexually active at an early age. Although awareness about sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS is high, the study found that behaviour does not match this knowledge. It was further found that parent-adolescent communication is a key factor determining adolescent sexual behaviour. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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