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
Date and Time: Thursday 10th March, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EAT
- Dr. Stephen Wandera
- Assoc. Prof. Betty Kwagala
- Dr. Patricia Ndugga
- Dr. Peter Kisaakye
- Dr. Martin Mbonye
- Mr. Fred Ngabirano
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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