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Title:Gender-Role Attitudes and Reproductive Health Communication among Female Adolescents in South Nyanza, Kenya
Authors:Obare, FrancisISNI
Agwanda, Alfred
Magadi, MonicaISNI
Periodical:African Population Studies
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:gender roles
Women's Issues
Health and Nutrition
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Family Planning and Contraception
Sex Roles
External link:http://www.bioline.org.br/request?ep06003
Abstract:This paper uses 2002 data from three districts of Nyanza Province in Kenya - Homabay, Migori and Rachuonyo - to examine gender-role attitudes and reproductive health communication among adolescent females aged 12-19 years. The authors test for differences in gender-role attitudes between younger (12-15) and older (16-19) adolescents. They explore the possible association between educational attainment and gender-role attitudes by estimating a random-effects model. They also examine the association between gender-role attitudes and reproductive health communication via an unordered multinomial logit model. The results show that adolescent females in this setting hold conservative views on decisionmaking within the home and, at the same time, portray less conservative views concerning marriage and reproductive behaviour. The results also indicate some differences by age regarding gender-role attitudes and reproductive health communication. Educational attainment is significantly associated with gender-role attitudes, which in turn are significantly associated with reproductive health communication. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]