Youth and sex information: who they refer to? Noor Azlin Muhammad Sapri and Mohd Amirul Rafiq Abu Rahim

Muhammad Sapri, Noor Azlin and Abu Rahim, Mohd Amirul Rafiq (2015) Youth and sex information: who they refer to? Noor Azlin Muhammad Sapri and Mohd Amirul Rafiq Abu Rahim. [Scientific Poster]

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Introduction: Youths who involved in sexual behaviors can result in unintended health outcomes and put them at risk for HIV infection, sexuality transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancy and very early childbearing. Factors associated to sexual risk behavior among youth are lack of sexual and reproductive health information and skills in negotiating sexual relationships, inaccessibility of youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and peer pressure (Kaestle et Al., 2005). Hence, it is clearly stated that our youths need access to protective information and skills before they become sexually active (Bleakley et al., 2010) Previous research shows significant results on various source of sexual and reproductive health information among youth such as friends, teachers, parents, peers, religious members and media (Gombachika et al.,2013; Kamrani et al., 2011; Bleaky et al., 2009) therefore, there is a need to know and do more address what kind of sources utilized by young people in getting information on sexual and reproductive health, in Malaysia specifically. The purpose of this study was to identify the individuals source of information related to sexual and reproductive health among Malaysia youth, as well as to examine the association of these sources with social demographic information.

Item Type: Scientific Poster
Additional Information: This poster have been presented at the 3nd Asian Population Association Conference at Kuala Lumpur, malaysia
Keywords: Youth and sex information, reproductive health
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Noor Azizan Abdullah Daud
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2016 02:34
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 02:34

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