Reproductive Health Needs Of Adolescent School Dropouts In The Ga East Municipality

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Adolescents represent one of the main pillars of any society. They are, however, a vulnerable group who face many challenges during this period including issues concerning their reproductive health. It is also estimated that one out of five adolescent aged 10 – 19 years has at least one serious reproductive health problem which include early pregnancy resulting in school dropout, unsafe abortion and STIs including HIV. OBJECTIVE This study explored the reproductive health needs, awareness and services available to adolescent school dropouts in the Ga East Municipality. METHODS The study was cross sectional in design and employed a quantitative data collection approach. A sample of 333 adolescent school dropouts was selected from the sub-municipalities of Ga East with the help of community guides. Statistical analysis of the data was done using PASW version 18.0. Chi square analysis was used to determine association between explanatory and outcome variables of interest. RESULTS The study revealed that more than half of the adolescent school dropouts (57.4%) had ever had sex with 36.7% of them not using any form of contraception. The age of respondents had a significant influence on whether they had heard of contraception. The greatest barrier to accessing reproductive health by these adolescents is lack of information. They expect the health worker to be providing such information. 

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APA

Africa, P. & APPIAH, E (2021). Reproductive Health Needs Of Adolescent School Dropouts In The Ga East Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/reproductive-health-needs-of-adolescent-school-dropouts-in-the-ga-east-municipality

MLA 8th

Africa, PSN, and EVELYN APPIAH "Reproductive Health Needs Of Adolescent School Dropouts In The Ga East Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/reproductive-health-needs-of-adolescent-school-dropouts-in-the-ga-east-municipality. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Africa, PSN, and EVELYN APPIAH . "Reproductive Health Needs Of Adolescent School Dropouts In The Ga East Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021. Web. 20 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/reproductive-health-needs-of-adolescent-school-dropouts-in-the-ga-east-municipality >.

Chicago

Africa, PSN and APPIAH, EVELYN . "Reproductive Health Needs Of Adolescent School Dropouts In The Ga East Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/reproductive-health-needs-of-adolescent-school-dropouts-in-the-ga-east-municipality