Maternal Role On Daughters’ Sexual Health Development: Khomas Region In Namibia

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ABSTRACT

A continuum of prevention that provides information and support to very young adolescent girls throughout their lifecycles is central to their healthy sexual development. Crucial to this continuum is the family, especially the mothers. Hence, this study explored maternal role on daughters‟ sexual health development in Khomas region, Namibia. In addressing this phenomenon, the study was carried out in four phases namely; needs assessment, programme development, programme implementation and programme evaluation. The findings from the needs assessment showed that there was still a paucity of attention to this issue by some mothers for various reasons, such as not knowing what to say, as well as when and how to initiate discussions about sex with their daughters. This necessitated the need to design an intervention programme for mothers and the before-and-after outcomes of the sexuality education training for mothers were evaluated in relation to mothers‟ beliefs, communication, knowledge and self-efficacy to engage in discussions about sex and sex-related topics with their daughters in timely and meaningful ways. The outcome of the study showed that when mothers‟ natural role as sexual health educators is supported through intervention programmes, it has the potential for improving mothers‟ beliefs, communication, knowledge and self-efficacy. Thus, they become effective in discussing sexual issues with their very young adolescent daughters and indirectly impacting on their very young adolescent girls‟ ability to delay sexual activity.

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APA

E., F (2021). Maternal Role On Daughters’ Sexual Health Development: Khomas Region In Namibia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/maternal-role-on-daughters-sexual-health-development-khomas-region-in-namibia

MLA 8th

E., FUNMILAYO "Maternal Role On Daughters’ Sexual Health Development: Khomas Region In Namibia" Afribary. Afribary, 27 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/maternal-role-on-daughters-sexual-health-development-khomas-region-in-namibia. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

MLA7

E., FUNMILAYO . "Maternal Role On Daughters’ Sexual Health Development: Khomas Region In Namibia". Afribary, Afribary, 27 Apr. 2021. Web. 19 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/maternal-role-on-daughters-sexual-health-development-khomas-region-in-namibia >.

Chicago

E., FUNMILAYO . "Maternal Role On Daughters’ Sexual Health Development: Khomas Region In Namibia" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 19, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/maternal-role-on-daughters-sexual-health-development-khomas-region-in-namibia