Knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases among secondary school students in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

@article{Mwambete2006KnowledgeOS,
  title={Knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases among secondary school students in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.},
  author={Kennedy Daniel Mwambete and Zephania Mtaturu},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={165-9}
}
BACKGROUND In Tanzania, it is considered a taboo for teachers and parents to talk with children about sexual matters including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in schools and at home because of cultural and religious barriers. Political pressure also keeps sexual education and thus education on STDs out of classrooms. Generally, there is disagreement over STDs education on what to teach, by whom, and to what extent. OBJECTIVES To assess the knowledge of STDs, and attitude towards sexual… CONTINUE READING

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