High school students\' attitudes, practices and knowledge of contraception in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal

  • TE Oni Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • EAM Prinsloo Department of Family Medicine, University of the Free State, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa
  • JD Nortje Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • G Joubert Department of Biostatics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, South Africa
Keywords: contraception, high school pupils, survey, KwaZulu-Natal, sexuality

Abstract

This study assessed the knowledge, attitudes and practices of contraception and sexual awareness amongst high school pupils in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Two hundred males and 200 females from five high schools in the Jozini district completed confidential, self-administered questionnaires in isiZulu.

South African Family Practice Vol. 47(6) 2005: 54-57
Published
2006-01-03
Section
Articles

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