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Assessing Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Adolescents’ and Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Contraception

Publication Year: 2020
Contributing Organisation: School of Public Heath of Kinshasa Faculty of Medicine University of Kinshasa
Authors: Dieudonne Mpunga, Faustin Mukalenge Chenge, Mala Ali Mapatano
Learning Themes: Adolescent Insights

Improving teenagers’ knowledge on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is important to prevent unintended pregnancies. We aimed to assess comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programs and knowledge, attitudes and practices of adolescents and teachers towards contraception.

Based on the reasoned action theory and CSE guidelines, a qualitative study was conducted with seven teachers and 62 adolescents aged 15 – 19. The data were collected through six focus groups (FG) of adolescents and seven semi-structured interviews of teachers. The program of the family life education course (FLEC) was assessed.

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