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Knowledge of adolescents on abortion in Lagos University Teaching Hospital complex

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dc.contributor.advisor Tjallinks, J.E.
dc.contributor.advisor Sengane, M.L.M.
dc.contributor.author Akinde, Elizabeth Nkugbo
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-10T07:19:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-10T07:19:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Akinde, Elizabeth Nkugbo (2009) Knowledge of adolescents on abortion in Lagos University Teaching Hospital complex, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3780> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3780
dc.description.abstract The study sought to assess the knowledge of adolescents regarding abortion in a selected area in Lagos Nigeria. The researcher used a non-experimental, exploratory, descriptive research design for the study. One hundred adolescents participated in the study. The study found that many adolescents will not admit to having had an abortion. Moreover, the respondents gave different meanings for abortion, had inadequate knowledge of abortion and sexual and reproductive health. Cultural taboos and religious beliefs have a great impact on adolescents’ sexual behaviour. Most adolescents would not access abortions services because they regard it as killing an innocent baby. Efforts should be strengthened to make contraceptives and family life education available and accessible to the adolescents. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 112 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Abortion en
dc.subject Backstreet abortion en
dc.subject Birth control en
dc.subject Reproductive health en
dc.subject Post-abortion services en
dc.subject Lagos University Teaching Hospital
dc.subject.ddc 363.46096691
dc.subject.lcsh Abortion -- Nigeria -- Lagos
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- Nigeria -- Lagos
dc.subject.lcsh Reproductive health -- Nigeria -- Lagos
dc.subject.lcsh University of Lagos. Teaching Hospital
dc.title Knowledge of adolescents on abortion in Lagos University Teaching Hospital complex en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A. (Health Studies))


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