Assessment of service availability and health care workers' opinions about young women's sexual and reproductive health in Soweto, South Africa.

@article{Holt2012AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of service availability and health care workers' opinions about young women's sexual and reproductive health in Soweto, South Africa.},
  author={Kelsey Holt and Naomi Lince and Adila Hargey and Helen E Struthers and Busi Nkala and James Mclntyre and Gillian A. Gray and Coceka N Mnyani and Kelly Blanchard},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          283-93
        }
}
Young women in South Africa experience high HIV and unintended pregnancy rates. Health care workers' (HCWs') opinions about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues impact young women's ability to access SRH services. We explored HCW opinions through interviews with a purposive sample of 29 HCWs in three primary health clinics in Soweto, South Africa and examined service availability through facility assessments. Most HCWs believed young women should not have sex before marriage and thought… CONTINUE READING

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