Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bailey, Ross en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Mathews, Catherine en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kwaw, William Bangoto en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-12T12:03:25Z
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dc.date.issued 1996 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kwaw, W. 1996. Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26568
dc.description.abstract It takes two to tango! However, family planning programmes in most countries especially in Sub-Saharan Africa have focused almost solely on one - the female-invariably with little impact. The few attempts which have been made to involve males have concentrated on the adult male. It was felt the time had come to involve the adolescent males most of whom are already sexually active and after all are the husbands and fathers of tomorrow. Male high school students (N=240) out of a total of 2101 male students were randomly selected from all the six urban high schools in the Zwelitsha District of Ciskei (now part of the new Eastern Cape Province of RSA) and were surveyed to obtain information on KABP concerning family planning. The study was undertaken to provide information for planning of a family planning health intervention programme by the school health team in an attempt to address the high unplanned teenage pregnancy rate and STDs in the schools. The response rate was 83,3%. Important findings included the following: 90% reported they had already had sexual intercourse; the mean age at first sexual intercourse was 15.4 years; the interval from first intercourse to first contraceptive use was 2 years; knowledge of contraceptives was at times scanty and there were several misconceptions and myths concerning fertility, contraceptives and STDs; majority (71,5%) felt the decision to use contraceptives should be the responsibility of both male and female; 86,4% expressed the desire to use contraceptives in the future and 73,0% felt sex education should start in primary school. The adolescent male is interested in family planning and wants to be an active participant in the programme. Recommendations for improved family planning services in schools are made. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Contraception - in adolescence - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Family planning - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Maternal and Child Health en_ZA
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Kwaw, W. B. (1996). <i>Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26568 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Kwaw, William Bangoto. <i>"Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26568 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Kwaw WB. Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, 1996 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26568 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Kwaw, William Bangoto AB - It takes two to tango! However, family planning programmes in most countries especially in Sub-Saharan Africa have focused almost solely on one - the female-invariably with little impact. The few attempts which have been made to involve males have concentrated on the adult male. It was felt the time had come to involve the adolescent males most of whom are already sexually active and after all are the husbands and fathers of tomorrow. Male high school students (N=240) out of a total of 2101 male students were randomly selected from all the six urban high schools in the Zwelitsha District of Ciskei (now part of the new Eastern Cape Province of RSA) and were surveyed to obtain information on KABP concerning family planning. The study was undertaken to provide information for planning of a family planning health intervention programme by the school health team in an attempt to address the high unplanned teenage pregnancy rate and STDs in the schools. The response rate was 83,3%. Important findings included the following: 90% reported they had already had sexual intercourse; the mean age at first sexual intercourse was 15.4 years; the interval from first intercourse to first contraceptive use was 2 years; knowledge of contraceptives was at times scanty and there were several misconceptions and myths concerning fertility, contraceptives and STDs; majority (71,5%) felt the decision to use contraceptives should be the responsibility of both male and female; 86,4% expressed the desire to use contraceptives in the future and 73,0% felt sex education should start in primary school. The adolescent male is interested in family planning and wants to be an active participant in the programme. Recommendations for improved family planning services in schools are made. DA - 1996 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1996 T1 - Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei TI - Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices (KABP) concerning family planning among urban male high school students in the Zwelitsha District, Ciskei UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/26568 ER - en_ZA


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