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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Maputo - Exploring perceptions of social vulnerability to early pregnancy and HIV

Nordlöf, Karin LU (2017) MIDM19 20171
Department of Human Geography
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa is a widely recognized development issue which places a high burden on women as well as countries’ social and economic development. This constitutes a particularly urgent issue in Mozambique with elevated numbers of adolescent pregnancy and one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence. This study focuses sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique by examining conditions of social vulnerability. Through qualitative interviews, the aspects of vulnerability are examined through the perceptions and explanations of adolescent girls participating in the Action for Adolescent Girls program in Maputo City. Moreover, the study explores how sociocultural... (More)
The sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa is a widely recognized development issue which places a high burden on women as well as countries’ social and economic development. This constitutes a particularly urgent issue in Mozambique with elevated numbers of adolescent pregnancy and one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence. This study focuses sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique by examining conditions of social vulnerability. Through qualitative interviews, the aspects of vulnerability are examined through the perceptions and explanations of adolescent girls participating in the Action for Adolescent Girls program in Maputo City. Moreover, the study explores how sociocultural norms influence these perceptions, and how participation in the program might impact these perceptions. (Less)
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author
Nordlöf, Karin LU
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course
MIDM19 20171
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
social vulnerability, sexual and reproductive health, gender inequalities, adolescents
language
English
id
8922343
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2018-03-09 10:29:41
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  abstract     = {The sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa is a widely recognized development issue which places a high burden on women as well as countries’ social and economic development. This constitutes a particularly urgent issue in Mozambique with elevated numbers of adolescent pregnancy and one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence. This study focuses sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique by examining conditions of social vulnerability. Through qualitative interviews, the aspects of vulnerability are examined through the perceptions and explanations of adolescent girls participating in the Action for Adolescent Girls program in Maputo City. Moreover, the study explores how sociocultural norms influence these perceptions, and how participation in the program might impact these perceptions.},
  author       = {Nordlöf, Karin},
  keyword      = {social vulnerability,sexual and reproductive health,gender inequalities,adolescents},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Maputo - Exploring perceptions of social vulnerability to early pregnancy and HIV},
  year         = {2017},
}