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A cross-sectional mixed-methods study of sexual and reproductive health knowledge, experiences and access to services among refugee adolescent girls in the Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, March 2019
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Title
A cross-sectional mixed-methods study of sexual and reproductive health knowledge, experiences and access to services among refugee adolescent girls in the Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda
Published in
Reproductive Health, March 2019
DOI 10.1186/s12978-019-0698-5
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Olena Ivanova, Masna Rai, Wendo Mlahagwa, Jackline Tumuhairwe, Abhishek Bakuli, Viola N. Nyakato, Elizabeth Kemigisha

Abstract

Humanitarian crises and migration make girls and women more vulnerable to poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes. Nevertheless, there is still a dearth of information on SRH outcomes and access to SRH services among refugee girls and young women in Africa. We conducted a mixed-methods study to assess SRH experiences, knowledge and access to services of refugee girls in the Nakivale settlement, Uganda. A cross-sectional survey among 260 adolescent girls 13-19 years old was conducted between March and May 2018. Concurrently, in-depth interviews were conducted among a subset of 28 adolescents. For both methods, information was collected regarding SRH knowledge, experiences and access to services and commodities. The questionnaire was entered directly on the tablets using the Magpi® app. Descriptive statistical analysis and multinomial logistic regression were performed. Qualitative data was transcribed and analysed using thematic content analysis. A total of 260 participants were interviewed, with a median age of 15.9 years. The majority of girls were born in DR Congo and Burundi. Of the 93% of girls who had experienced menstruation, 43% had ever missed school due to menstruation. Regarding SRH knowledge, a total of 11.7% were not aware of how HIV is prevented, 15.7% did not know any STI and 13.8% were not familiar with any method to prevent pregnancy. A total of 30 girls from 260 were sexually active, of which 11 had experienced forced sexual intercourse. The latter occurred during conflict, in transit or within the camp. A total of 27 of 260 participants had undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). The most preferred sources for SRH information was parents or guardians, although participants expressed that they were afraid or shy to discuss other sexuality topics apart from menstruation with parents. A total of 30% of the female adolescents had ever visited a SRH service centre, mostly to test for HIV and to seek medical aid for menstrual problems. Adolescent refugee girls lack adequate SRH information, experience poor SRH outcomes including school absence due to menstruation, sexual violence and FGM. Comprehensive SRH services including sexuality education, barrier-free access to SRH services and parental involvement are recommended.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 272 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 59 22%
Student > Bachelor 34 13%
Researcher 32 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 8%
Other 13 5%
Other 42 15%
Unknown 69 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 52 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 51 19%
Social Sciences 41 15%
Psychology 17 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 1%
Other 23 8%
Unknown 85 31%

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#2,416,120
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#266
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#57,397
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Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#2
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