The aim of this study was to examine young peoples' experiences in gaining knowledge of personal and sexual development within the cultural context of Pakistan where the discussion of such issues is often suppressed. The specific objectives were: to identify the process and context of knowledge acquisition on personal and sexual development, including timing, sources and topics of information; to identify young peoples' perceptions about the adequacy of information received and preferred modes of information delivery; and to identify key gender differences in the process of gaining such information. adolescents is still relatively new in Pakistan. This study conducted 24 focus group discussions during 2002-2003 to explore young peoples' experiences of gaining knowledge on personal and sexual development. One of the most striking findings was the gendered pattern of knowledge acquisition.
Opportunities and Choices Working Paper No. 12, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 37 pp.