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dc.contributor.author Mogotsi, Immaculate
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-06T06:30:26Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-06T06:30:26Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/3035
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper was to understand the perceptions of Namibian male youth regarding unwanted pregnancy. This study is based on secondary data from the study titled “Understanding factors associated with unwanted pregnancy in Namibia, it used mixed methods, integrating qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. For this study, only responses pertaining to male youth aged 15 to 22 years were used for analysis. The research findings showed that, even though the male youth knew about the consequences of pregnancy, they still engaged in unprotected sex. Male condoms were the only male controlled contraceptive available to male youth and condoms were seen to protect against HIV, STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Even though the male youth had this knowledge, it appears that inconsistent condom use remained a challenge. The respondents were aware of and had limited access to condoms, more than 30% of the male youth had impregnated female youth. Impregnating and being a learner-parent inhibit the educational attainment of male youth. Unwanted pregnancy is a concern among male youth and this study recommends targeted sexual and reproductive health intervention for male youth. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Reproductive Health September en_US
dc.subject Unwanted pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Male youth perspective en_US
dc.subject Contraceptive use en_US
dc.subject Educational attainment en_US
dc.title Understanding unwanted pregnancy from the perspectives of the Namibia male youth en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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