Universal Journal of Public Health Vol. 6(4), pp. 203 - 209
DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060406
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Level of Parent Adolescent Communication on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues and Associated Factors among Debre Markos Preparatory School Students, in Debre Markos Town, East Gojjam, Zone, Ethiopia


Mekuanint Taddele 1,*, Dube Jara 1, Alebachew hunie 2
1 Department of Public health, College of Health science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
2 School of Medicine, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

ABSTRACT

Background: World Health Organization defines adolescents as those in the age group of 10-19. While parent-adolescent sexual and reproductive health communication is one potential source of sexual and reproductive health information for adolescents. But, it appears to be inadequately practiced in Ethiopia. Objective: To assess level of parent adolescent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and associated factors among Debre Markos preparatory school students in Debre Markos Town, East Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia. Methods: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted among preparatory school students from 22 sections in Debre Markos Town from December 15/2016-March to 15/2017. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 394 participants from 1653 total students. Self-administered questionnaire was employed. Results: A total of 394 students were participated in our study from Debre Markos preparatory school. Of these, 232 (58.9%) were males and 162 (41.1%) were females. The study showed that communication between adolescence and parent was 114 (28.9%), from this majority of students preferred to discuss with their mothers (42.1%) than others. Knowledge about reproductive health issues [AOR= 4.106 95% CI: 2.328, 7.243)] and knowledge about contraceptive [AOR=2.119 95% CI: (1.107, 4.054)] had significant association .Conclusion: This study revealed that parent adolescent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues is inadequate. Therefore, there is a need to equip and educate parents and students on different sexual and reproductive health issues to prevent adolescences from risk sexual behaviors.

KEYWORDS
Parent, Adolescent, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Sexual, Reproductive Health Issue, Communication

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[1] Mekuanint Taddele , Dube Jara , Alebachew hunie , "Level of Parent Adolescent Communication on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues and Associated Factors among Debre Markos Preparatory School Students, in Debre Markos Town, East Gojjam, Zone, Ethiopia," Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 203 - 209, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060406.

(b). APA Format:
Mekuanint Taddele , Dube Jara , Alebachew hunie (2018). Level of Parent Adolescent Communication on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues and Associated Factors among Debre Markos Preparatory School Students, in Debre Markos Town, East Gojjam, Zone, Ethiopia. Universal Journal of Public Health, 6(4), 203 - 209. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2018.060406.