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Adolescent girls with illegally induced abortion in Dar es Salaam: the discrepancy between sexual behaviour and lack of access to contraception.

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Adolescent girls with illegally induced abortion in Dar es Salaam: the discrepancy between sexual behaviour and lack of access to contraception. / Rasch, V; Silberschmidt, M; Mchumvu, Y; Mmary, V.

I: Reproductive Health Matters, Bind 8, Nr. 15, 2000, s. 52-62.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Rasch, V, Silberschmidt, M, Mchumvu, Y & Mmary, V 2000, 'Adolescent girls with illegally induced abortion in Dar es Salaam: the discrepancy between sexual behaviour and lack of access to contraception.', Reproductive Health Matters, bind 8, nr. 15, s. 52-62.

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Rasch, V., Silberschmidt, M., Mchumvu, Y., & Mmary, V. (2000). Adolescent girls with illegally induced abortion in Dar es Salaam: the discrepancy between sexual behaviour and lack of access to contraception. Reproductive Health Matters, 8(15), 52-62.

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Rasch V, Silberschmidt M, Mchumvu Y, Mmary V. Adolescent girls with illegally induced abortion in Dar es Salaam: the discrepancy between sexual behaviour and lack of access to contraception. Reproductive Health Matters. 2000;8(15):52-62.

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Rasch, V ; Silberschmidt, M ; Mchumvu, Y ; Mmary, V. / Adolescent girls with illegally induced abortion in Dar es Salaam: the discrepancy between sexual behaviour and lack of access to contraception. I: Reproductive Health Matters. 2000 ; Bind 8, Nr. 15. s. 52-62.

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abstract = "This article reports on a study of induced abortion among adolescent girls in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who were admitted to a district hospital in Dar es Salaam because of an illegally induced abortion in 1997. In the quantitative part of the study, 197 teenage girls (aged 14-19) were asked for socio-economic details, contraceptive knowledge/use, age at first intercourse and number of sexual partners. In the qualitative part, 51 teenage girls were interviewed in-depth about their relationships with their partners, sexual behaviour, contraceptive use and reasons for non-use, and why they became pregnant. The girls were sexually active at an early age and having sex mainly with men older than themselves. Although most of the girls were in love with and enjoyed sex with their partners, they also entered these relationships to obtain money or gifts in exchange for sex. Most were not using contraception or condoms though they were also at risk of STDs and HIV. These girls were getting pregnant expecting their boyfriends to marry them, or because they did not think they could become pregnant or failed to use contraception correctly. Most adolescent girls are not aware of the 1994 Tanzanian policy that gave them the right to seek family planning services and in practice these services are not being provided. There is a need for youth-friendly family planning services and to make abortion safe and legal, in order to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortion-related complications and deaths among adolescent girls.",
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