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Our health, Our choices: A case study of adolescents’ pregnancy prevention in Mexico City.

Atristain, Fernando LU and Ramos, Adriana LU (2017) MIDM19 20171
Department of Human Geography
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health is crucial to sustainable development. Regional and national trends emphasise the need to address this issue. Despite national efforts, Mexico continues to have high rates of adolescent birth rates. Insufficient sex education seems to be among the factors contributing to these high rates. According to effective interventions, the integration of Comprehensive Sexual Education and Information and Communication Technologies based interventions have showed successful results to reduce adolescent unintended pregnancies. This mixed methods research case study in three schools located in Mexico City used focus groups and a survey to explore how adolescents are accessing, understanding and using... (More)
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health is crucial to sustainable development. Regional and national trends emphasise the need to address this issue. Despite national efforts, Mexico continues to have high rates of adolescent birth rates. Insufficient sex education seems to be among the factors contributing to these high rates. According to effective interventions, the integration of Comprehensive Sexual Education and Information and Communication Technologies based interventions have showed successful results to reduce adolescent unintended pregnancies. This mixed methods research case study in three schools located in Mexico City used focus groups and a survey to explore how adolescents are accessing, understanding and using information related to SRH and what sources of information, influenced them to practice safe sex. Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory was used to analyse individual’s SRH complemented by Thomson and Holland’s feminist approach. In addition, structural and environmental factors were studied through an Adolescent's Sexual Health Outcomes model. The main findings showed misinformation among adolescents, contributing factors that hinder female adolescents’ sex practices, adolescents’ distrust on parents and teachers, adolescents’ willingness to use ICT’s with CSE content and ineffective institutional campaigns. (Less)
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Atristain, Fernando LU and Ramos, Adriana LU
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MIDM19 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Information and Communication Technologies, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Mexico
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English
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8906747
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  abstract     = {Adolescent sexual and reproductive health is crucial to sustainable development. Regional and national trends emphasise the need to address this issue. Despite national efforts, Mexico continues to have high rates of adolescent birth rates. Insufficient sex education seems to be among the factors contributing to these high rates. According to effective interventions, the integration of Comprehensive Sexual Education and Information and Communication Technologies based interventions have showed successful results to reduce adolescent unintended pregnancies. This mixed methods research case study in three schools located in Mexico City used focus groups and a survey to explore how adolescents are accessing, understanding and using information related to SRH and what sources of information, influenced them to practice safe sex. Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory was used to analyse individual’s SRH complemented by Thomson and Holland’s feminist approach. In addition, structural and environmental factors were studied through an Adolescent's Sexual Health Outcomes model. The main findings showed misinformation among adolescents, contributing factors that hinder female adolescents’ sex practices, adolescents’ distrust on parents and teachers, adolescents’ willingness to use ICT’s with CSE content and ineffective institutional campaigns.},
  author       = {Atristain, Fernando and Ramos, Adriana},
  keyword      = {Adolescent,Sexual and Reproductive Health,Information and Communication Technologies,Comprehensive Sexuality Education,Mexico},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Our health, Our choices: A case study of adolescents’ pregnancy prevention in Mexico City.},
  year         = {2017},
}