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Perspectives on adolescent girls' health-seeking behaviour in relation to sexual and reproductive health in Nepal

Journal article
Authors M. Mattebo
Malin Upper Bogren
N. Brunner
A. Dolk
C. Pedersen
K. Erlandsson
Published in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare
Volume 20
Pages 7-12
ISSN 1877-5756
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Pages 7-12
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2019.01.0...
Keywords Sexual rights, Sexual health, Reproductive health, Adolescent girls, Content analysis, pregnancy
Subject categories Reproductive and perinatal care, Reproductive health

Abstract

Aim: To explore health care providers' perspectives on adolescent girls' health-seeking behaviour in Nepal in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Twenty health-care providers were included in this interview study. Ethical approval was obtained from the Nepal Health Research Council. Findings: The main category 'Barriers affect adolescent girls' health-seeking behaviour in relation to their sexual and reproductive health' was divided into five categories: a conservative society with social stigma; lack of information, education and knowledge; lack of facilities and respectful care; insufficient confidentiality and privacy; and unmet needs of adolescent-friendly facilities. Conclusions: Lack of knowledge among adolescent girls and unmet needs of adolescent-friendly facilities affect their access to sexual and reproductive health care in Nepal. Lack of knowledge could be seen as a barrier, and as a reason why adolescent girls do not seek sexual and reproductive health care.

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