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Title:Towards a Critical Review of Reproductive Health Information Development in South Africa
Author:Mbananga, Nolwazi
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:sex education
health education
Health and Nutrition
Women's Issues
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Family Planning and Contraception
Abstract:The theory of the social construction of reality is used as a tool to examine available reproductive health information (RHI, covering family planning, sexually transmittted infections, HIV/AIDS, sexually and reproductive cancers) designed for communities in South Africa. The study reveals that RHI is often not understood, or is misunderstood, by the target community. Other studies conducted in South Africa have shown that, despite high levels of knowledge (98 percent) about HIV/ AIDS amongst community members, the knowledge is not translated into the required sexual behavioural change. The HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in South Africa are still increasing and this, as a proxy measure for poor translation of RHI into sexual behavioural change, is also used in this article. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]