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Sexual practices among unmmarried adolescents in Tanzania

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  1. Invisible

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    Sexual activities are increasingly changing from the cultural point of view what they used to be. Knowledge of these practices among adolescents may be a basis to create awareness among adolescents on practices that involve risks.

    This study aims to assess sexual practices among unmarried adolescents in Tanzania.

    Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among in-school and out-of-school but unmarried adolescents aged 10 to 19 in five locations in Tanzania. A questionnaire was used to collect information and to characterize sexual practices among these adolescents.

    Results: About 32% of adolescents reported being sexually active; a higher proportion being males than females.

    The only inquired and reported sexual practices include vaginal sex, masturbation, oral and anal sex. About 15% of sexually active adolescents reported having multiple sexual partners.

    Significantly more males reported having multiple partners than females. Nearly 42% of sexually active adolescents reported having used a condom during most recent sexual act.

    Females reported older partners at first sexual act.

    Conclusion: Adolescents experience several sexual practices that include penetrative and non-penetrative. More males reported being sexually active than females.

    Despite adolescents reporting having multiple sexual partners, reported condom use during the most recent sexual act was low. We advocate for a more enhanced approach of reproductive health education that includes safer sex to adolescents without forgetting those in-schools.


    Author: Method Kazaura

    Credits/Source: BMC Public Health 2009, 9:373
     
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    Mkuu hizi taarifa muhimu sana na tunatakiwa kuzifanyia kazi kwa makini. Tatizo letu tulio wengi tunaendekeza unafiki. Nakumbuka PM Sumaye (enzi zake) aliposema anawapa watoto wake kondomu wakati wakienda shule watu walimjia juu. Sasa data ni hizo hapo. Tuwape vijana wetu elimu + kondomu au tuwaache wafanye ngono zisizo salama ikiwemo kinyume cha maumbile?
     
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    Nimeshangaa sana kusoma kua miaka kama hiyo (chini ya 19) kuna ambao tayari wanafanya tendo kinyume na maumbile... kweli tunakoenda siko...
     
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    When you see snakes buying bikes, just assume they have figured out how to pedal. :A S-coffee:
     
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    hapo ndio watu wengi wanapoingia mkenge sasa; unapigia speed kibinti teen-age unafikiri uko peke yako kumbe mmepangwa foleni watu kibao...
     
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