Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan

Iqbal S, Zakar R, Zakria Zakar M, Fischer F (2017)
BMC International Health and Human Rights 17: 5.

Download
OA 819.93 KB
Zeitschriftenaufsatz | Veröffentlicht | Englisch
Volltext vorhanden für diesen Nachweis
Abstract / Bemerkung
Background Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a significant aspect of adolescents’ growth, safeguarded by SRH rights (SRHR). Despite various global efforts to promote adolescents SRHR (ASRHR), the majority of adolescents still lack awareness and autonomy to access SRH related information and services. This research aimed to explore the knowledge and perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health rights and highlights key constraints hindering adolescents from accessing and exercising SRHR in the district of Lahore, Pakistan. Methods The research uses a mixed methods approach including both quantitative and qualitative methods. For quantitative component, household survey was conducted with 600 respondents including adolescents (15–19 years) and their parents/caregivers. A multistage cluster random sampling technique was performed, based on the population proportion of administrative towns in Lahore district, Pakistan. A structured interview schedule was used to collect data. Quantitative data were collected by a standardized quantitative questionnaire; analysis was performed using SPSS version 21. For qualitative data collection, 12 in-depth interviews with teachers and doctors and four focus group discussions with adolescents were conducted, and analysed using thematic areas. Results The research revealed a low level of perception of ASRHR amongst the respondents and identified socio-cultural and structural constraints as the major underlying issues. Although more than half of the respondents were found to be aware of ASRHR, agreed to their importance and were in favour for adolescents to have access to requisite information, nonetheless they believed that adolescents had limited ability to exercise these rights. Conclusions The research found a low level of perception amongst adolescents and their parents/caregivers about ASRHR in Lahore district emphasising the rights-based approach. There is an urgent need to design specific policies and educational programmes to promote healthy practices. Research is recommended to inform and advocate Punjab Government and communities, including partners, teachers, doctors, religious scholars and media groups, to empower adolescents through health education. This can be achieved through the inclusion of SRH topics in educational curricula, establishing a virtual knowledge centre, encouraging debate competitions, and organising orientation sessions for professionals/experts and community etc.
Erscheinungsjahr
Zeitschriftentitel
BMC International Health and Human Rights
Band
17
Art.-Nr.
5
ISSN
Finanzierungs-Informationen
Article Processing Charge funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Open Access Publication Fund of Bielefeld University.
PUB-ID

Zitieren

Iqbal S, Zakar R, Zakria Zakar M, Fischer F. Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2017;17: 5.
Iqbal, S., Zakar, R., Zakria Zakar, M., & Fischer, F. (2017). Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 17, 5. doi:10.1186/s12914-017-0113-7
Iqbal, S., Zakar, R., Zakria Zakar, M., and Fischer, F. (2017). Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights 17:5.
Iqbal, S., et al., 2017. Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 17: 5.
S. Iqbal, et al., “Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan”, BMC International Health and Human Rights, vol. 17, 2017, : 5.
Iqbal, S., Zakar, R., Zakria Zakar, M., Fischer, F.: Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 17, : 5 (2017).
Iqbal, Sarosh, Zakar, Rubeena, Zakria Zakar, Muhammad, and Fischer, Florian. “Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan”. BMC International Health and Human Rights 17 (2017): 5.
Alle Dateien verfügbar unter der/den folgenden Lizenz(en):
Copyright Statement:
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. [...]
Volltext(e)
Access Level
OA Open Access
Zuletzt Hochgeladen
2017-04-18T11:18:11Z

63 References

Daten bereitgestellt von Europe PubMed Central.

Sexual and reproductive health care: a position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Burke PJ, Coles MS, Di Meglio G, Gibson EJ, Handschin SM, Lau M, Marcell AV, Tebb KP, Urbach K., J Adolesc Health 54(4), 2014
PMID: 24656535

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Operationalising sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa: constraints, dilemmas and strategies.
Oronje RN, Crichton J, Theobald S, Lithur NO, Ibisomi L., BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11 Suppl 3(), 2011
PMID: 22376197

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 1996

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 2008

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 2012
Measuring the health and health behaviours of adolescents through cross-national survey research: recent developments in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study
Roberts C, Currie C, Samdal O, Currie D, Smith R, Maes L., 2007

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 2006

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Scaling up of Life Skills Based Education in Pakistan: a case study
Svanemyr J, Baig Q, Chandra-Mouli V., 2015

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 2013

Ramkisson A, Searle C, Burns C, Beksinka M., 2010

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 2013

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

Creswell JW, Plano VL., 2011
Toward a conceptual framework for mixed-method evaluation designs
Greene J, Caracelli V, Graham W., 1989
A study of adolescents’ perception of parental influence on academic activities
Letha NC., 2013

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Assessing Within-Household Selection Methods in Household Mail Surveys
Olson K, Stange M, Smyth JD., 2014
Qualitative research: a consumer's guide.
Frankel RM, Devers K., Educ Health (Abingdon) 13(1), 2000
PMID: 14741803

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Theory of mind, emotion recognition and social perception in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis: Findings from the NAPLS-2 cohort
Barbato M, Liu L, Cadenhead KS, Cannon TD, Cornblatt BA, McGlashan TH, Perkins DO, Seidman LJ, Tsuang MT, Walker EF, Woods SW, Bearden CE, Mathalon DH, Heinssen R, Addington J., 2015
Business and Human Rights Indicators to Measure the Corporate Responsibility to Respect: Challenges and Opportunities
de D., 2015

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

Rutstein SO, Johnson K., 2004
Predictors of adolescent weight status and central obesity in rural South Africa.
Kimani-Murage EW, Kahn K, Pettifor JM, Tollman SM, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Norris SA., Public Health Nutr 14(6), 2011
PMID: 21356151
A study of clustered data and approaches to its analysis.
Galbraith S, Daniel JA, Vissel B., J. Neurosci. 30(32), 2010
PMID: 20702692

Spriggs M., 2010

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Exploring Adolescent reproductive health knowledge, perceptions, and behavior among students of Non-Government secondary schools supported by BRAC Mentoring Program in Rural Bangladesh
Aktar B, Sarker M, Jenkins A., 2014

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Sex education should be taught, fine…but we make sure they control themselves’: teachers’ beliefs and attitudes towards young people’s sexual and reproductive health in a Ugandan secondary school
Iyer P, Aggleton P., 2013

Remez L, Woog V, Mhloyi M., 2014

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

Kibombo R, Neema S, Moore AM, Ahmed FH., 2008

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0
Young people's perception of sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya.
Godia PM, Olenja JM, Hofman JJ, van den Broek N., BMC Health Serv Res 14(), 2014
PMID: 24731733

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 2004
Global lessons on healthy adolescent sexual development.
Koyama A, Corliss HL, Santelli JS., Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 21(4), 2009
PMID: 19502984

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

AUTHOR UNKNOWN, 0

Export

Markieren/ Markierung löschen
Markierte Publikationen

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

Dieser Datensatz im Web of Science®

Quellen

PMID: 28231860
PubMed | Europe PMC

Suchen in

Google Scholar