Barriers to access reproductive health care for pregnant adolescent girls: a qualitative study in Tanzania.

@article{Hokororo2015BarriersTA,
  title={Barriers to access reproductive health care for pregnant adolescent girls: a qualitative study in Tanzania.},
  author={Adolfine Hokororo and Albert F Kihunrwa and Samwel E Kalluvya and John M. Changalucha and Daniel W. Fitzgerald and Jennifer A Downs},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2015},
  volume={104 12},
  pages={1291-7}
}
AIMS In Tanzania, approximately 25% of adolescents give birth and 50% more become sexually active during adolescence. We hypothesised that reproductive health education and services for adolescent girls are inaccessible and conducted this study to gain insights into their perceptions of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and barriers to reproductive health service utilisation in rural Mwanza, Tanzania. METHODS We conducted nine focus groups among pregnant adolescents aged 15-20 years… CONTINUE READING
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