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Barriers To And Facilitators Of Contraceptives Utilization Among Secondary School Adolescent Girls In Kiambaa Sub-county, Kiambu County

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dc.contributor.author Murigi, Mary W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-23T06:57:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-23T06:57:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2914
dc.description A paper Presentation during the EAMARC III Conference held at USIU-Africa from 15th November to 17th November 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract An adolescent is a person aged 10-19 years (WHO, 2008) 1.2 billion adolescents Worldwide, 16 million give birth/year, Sub Saharan Africa accounts for 50% of these births (WHO, 2014) Adolescents face psychological challenges associated with possible sexual relationships with the opposite sex (Imaledo, 2012) They can become parents without being ready for parental responsibility (WHO, 2007) Adults may find the idea disturbing, many adolescents have sexual relations before they are ready for marriage and families (Rose, 2012) The gap between adult attitudes and adolescent realities is a recipe for early pregnancy. Compounding this, is the low level of contraceptive use amongst adolescents (Kija, 2013) Without contraceptives, women of any age are unable to realize their own desire to avoid a pregnancy (Cleland, 2006a) All methods physiologically safe for adults are physiologically safe for adolescents with exception of TL & vasectomy (WHO, 2007) en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.title Barriers To And Facilitators Of Contraceptives Utilization Among Secondary School Adolescent Girls In Kiambaa Sub-county, Kiambu County en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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