Parental presence and adolescent reproductive health among the Nairobi urban poor.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the presence of parents constitute a protective factor against adverse reproductive health outcomes for adolescents living in slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Data were analyzed using simple descriptive analysis and logistic regression models of three outcome variables: ever sexually active, ever experienced an unplanned pregnancy, and sexually active within the past 4 weeks. For each of the outcome variables, two models, one with and one without a proxy for adolescents' disorderly behavior are presented to establish whether parental presence affects adolescents' reproductive health.

Citation

Journal of Adolescent Health (2003) 33 (5) 369-377[doi:10.1016/S1054-139X(03)00213-1]

Parental presence and adolescent reproductive health among the Nairobi urban poor.

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