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Parent Child Communication of Sexual Matters and Its Influence on Adolescent Sexual Reproduction Health. A Systematic Review

Lillian Ayebale, Makerere University

Introduction: Sexual and reproductive health problems are considered as the main causes of death, disability and disease among young people in the world, particularly in Africa.The systematic review aimed at identifying gaps for future research to improve adolescent sexual reproductive health. Methods: Systematic review of publications on parent child communication on sexual matters. Results: There many variations in cultures regarding parent child talks on sexual reproductive health issues. Discussions on sexual related matters are delivered as warnings and sometimes-open discussions. There were several barriers to affect parent child communication include taboos, busy parent schedules, lack of skills and at times lack of child appropriate information. Also young people in most studies expressed fear of their parents and preference to get information from peers and teachers. Conclusions: There is a need for further research on parent child communication employing both qualitative and quantitative methods as a way of exploring ways to improve adolescent sexual reproductive health.

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  Presented in Session P2. Poster Session 2