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Adults' Perceptions of Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health: Qualitative Evidence from Uganda

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Abstract:

Over the past 15 years, adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) has increasingly received special
attention in many African countries mainly due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic that has swept across the continent
with devastating impact, particularly among young people (15 years old) who account for about half of all new HIV infections. However, adolescents frequently do not have access to appropriate sexual and reproductive health services due to a host of factors ranging from dysfunctional health care systems to stigma regarding seeking eproductive health care.