Socioeconomic Differences in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Claire Brindis and
No 93544, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Bank's Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010 - 2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. A couple key messages relayed in this brief as follows: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, present a serious challenge to the health and well-being of adolescents, particularly young women, who are at greater risk of infection; An analysis of data from six countries namely, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nepal, Niger, and Nigeria found that self-reported STIs and symptoms are low among adolescents. Although less than a third of adolescents in any of the countries have comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS, more never-married adolescent women have comprehensive knowledge about HIV transmission and prevention as compared to their ever-married counterparts. Knowledge of STIs is higher in urban than rural areas.
Keywords: Adolescence; adolescent females; adolescent women; adolescents; aged; barrier methods; cervical cancer; complications; developing countries; family planning; female; ... See More + ertility; health care; Health Services; HIV; HIV testing; HIV transmission; HIV/AIDS; infertility; married adolescents; married counterparts; married women; microbicides; Nutrition; Population Knowledge; prevalence; primary education; radio; REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH; Reproductive Healthcare; risk of infection; rural areas; screening; sexual activity; Sexual Behavior; SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS; SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES; socioeconomic status; STIs; symptom; symptoms; treatment; Unintended Pregnancy; urban areas; vulnerable populations; young people; young women (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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