Teenage sexuality: Girls in Kenya tell their stories.

Abstract

This briefing is based on experiences told between 2005 and 2007 by 9 teenage girls in a girls' sports and development programme in Kilifi, coastal Kenya. The key issues that emerged were: menstruation and its impact on school and sexuality; sexual dilemmas (desire and fear); abortion ('illegal, unsafe and happening'); and shifting social relations (a challenge for policy). HIV/AIDS was not a major concern, although it is argued that it should be, and that communication about it needes to be improved. Other implications for policy are also ssed.

Citation

Adolescent Reproductive Health Policy Briefing Issue 1, December 2008. Moving the Goalposts, Kilifi, Kenya. 4 pp.

Teenage sexuality: Girls in Kenya tell their stories.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.