Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Disease and Barriers to Seeking Sexual and Reproductive Health Care among Chercher High School Students
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dula J
Department of Nursing
Rift Valley University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 11, 2017; Accepted Date: July 20, 2017; Published Date: July 31, 2017
Citation: Dula J, Oljira L, Geda B, Kinati T (2017) Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Disease and Barriers to Seeking Sexual and Reproductive Health Care among Chercher High School Students. Adv Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 6:216. doi: 10.4172/2167-1052.1000216
Copyright: © 2017 Dula J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Insufficient knowledge about Sexually Transmitted Infections and issues around sexual and reproductive health services are among the major barriers to successfully prevent the disease among adolescent populations in the world. The objective of the study was to assess knowledge of adolescents about STIs and identify the barriers to seek sexual and reproductive health service among Chercher high school regular students in west Hararge zone Oromiya region from February-March 2014. Institutional based cross sectional study design was used. A simple random sampling procedure was used to randomly select students across the sections. Data were collected using a pre tested self-administered questionnaire. Odds ratio with 95% CI was employed to test the association between variables and multiple logistic regressions was used to control for the possible confounders. Only (17.5%) of the participants were knowledgeable. Respondents who aged 10-14 were 61% less likely to be knowledgeable (AOR=0.39, 95% CI=0.17-0.91). Students whose fathers were either merchant or NGO employer were about 78% less likely to have knowledge [AOR=0.22, 95% CI 0.10-0.51]. Knowledge about sexually transmitted disease was very low. Therefore strengthening of information, education and communication on the issue was recommended.