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TitleExploring community support of adolescent"s sexual reproductive health in the Acholi sub-region, Uganda
AuthorAjok, Florence Odong Pinny
SubjectAcholi sub-region
SubjectAdditional health policy
SubjectAdditional sexual reproductive health
SubjectCommunity responsiveness
SubjectCommunity strategy
SubjectCultural shock
SubjectHealth systems
SubjectLord’s Resistance Army
SubjectSocio-cultural norms
SubjectTeenagers -- Sexual behavior -- Uganda
SubjectSexual health -- Zimbabwe -- Uganda
SubjectYouth -- Uganda -- Attitudes
Format1 online resource (xiv, 251 leaves)
AbstractThe study explored the community role in support of adolescents’ sexual reproductive health (ASRH) in Acholi sub-region, which was affected by over two decades of LRA war. The study aimed at establishing the impact of the war on Acholi socio-cultural norms of adolescents’ socialisation on sexual matters by exploring the effects of the war, mass media and the modern education system on the socio-cultural norms of socialisation and compared with the current modes of promoting sexual education among adolescents as mandated by the national adolescent health policy; the study then assessed the community responsiveness to ASRH needs. Based on the findings, community strategy for enhancing community response to adolescent health was developed. Exploratory, descriptive and case study methodology was used to execute a three- phased concurrent study with five sub-studies. Data were collected from selected participants and respondents including teen mothers, guardians, midwives, parents, adolescents, local, cultural and religious leaders as well as policy makers, technocrats and implementers at the community and district levels. The study was implemented in Gulu, Kitgum and Pader districts of Northern UgandaThe study results found that the LRA war greatly impacted on the Acholi tradition of socialising children; the war destroyed the socio-cultural, economic and family protection structures. The teen mothers’ case study vividly documented the stories. Confounded by the influence of mass media and modern education system, the Acholi community is experiencing what the study called ‘intergenerational cultural shock’ in which the old and young generations are shocked and amazed with the cultural difference. community responsiveness to adolescent health needs, amidst the societal changing contexts and emerging new youth cultures, the study proposes a community model and a strategy to promote community participation in ASRH but with many implications to policy, programs, and further research as detailed under the recommendations..
AbstractHealth Studies
AbstractD. Litt. et Phil. (Health Studies)
IdentifierAjok, Florence Odong Pinny (2017) Exploring community support of adolescent"s sexual reproductive health in the Acholi sub-region, Uganda, University of South Africa, Pretoria,