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The School of Statistics and Planning, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) invites you to a research dissemination on the topic;

Parent Child Communication (PCC) on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Border Districts in Eastern Uganda

The study was funded by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF).

 

Date and Time: Thursday 10th March, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EAT

 

Research Team

  • Dr. Stephen Wandera
  • Assoc. Prof. Betty Kwagala
  • Dr. Patricia Ndugga
  • Dr. Peter Kisaakye
  • Dr. Martin Mbonye
  • Mr. Fred Ngabirano

 

Project Context

Young adolescents in developing countries prematurely experience a host of sexual and reproductive challenges. These include early sexual debut, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unsafe abortions and childbirth, with detrimental sexual and reproductive health(SRH) and socio-economic consequences.  Also, young people experience structural and cultural barriers to accessing SRH information and services. The situation in the border districts of Uganda is dire owing to the cross-border trade and transient populations.  Parent-child communication (PCC) about Sexual and Reproductive Health has significant potential to reduce young people’s risky sexual behaviours.[i]This project assessed children and parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) and the determinants of PCC about SRH in two boarder districts of eastern Uganda.


[i]Muhwezi WW, Katahoire AR, Banura C, Mugooda H, Kwesiga D, Bastien S, Klepp K-I: Perceptions and experiences of adolescents, parents and school administrators regarding adolescent-parent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues in urban and rural Uganda. Reproductive health 2015, 12(1):110.

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Project Policy Brief

Event Venue

Fairway Hotel, Kampala, Uganda and Online.