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Factors contributing to unsafe sex practices among youth at a selected village, Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Lebese, R. T.
dc.contributor.advisor Manganye, B. S.
dc.contributor.author Khosa, Mikateko Blessing
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-30T11:25:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-30T11:25:51Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-23
dc.identifier.citation Khosa, Mikateko Blessing (2021) Factors contributing to unsafe sex practices among youth at a selected village, Limpopo Province. University of Venda, South Africa. <http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1710>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1710
dc.description MPH en_ZA
dc.description Department of Public Health
dc.description.abstract Globally, unsafe sex practices among youth are common. Practicing unsafe sex predisposes youth to acquire STIs, including HIV/AIDS. In South Africa, youth initiate sex at the age of 17. During this period, they practice risky sexual behaviour due to poverty (exchange of money), lack of knowledge; risky behavior, such as alcohol intake and drugs. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors contributing to unsafe sex practices among youths at a selected village in Limpopo Province. The research used the qualitative approach which was explorative and descriptive. The target population was youth aged 18-24 years. Non- probability purposive sampling was used in the study. A sample of 20 participants was constituted, which targeted youths who visited the clinic for health care services. This number was ensured by data saturation. Data was collected using face-to face interview, guided by an interview guide. Data was analyzed using the thematic analysis method. The study concluded that cultural gender role definitions, social media and drug abuse contribute to unsafe sexual practices among youths. It is, therefore, recommended that culturally-constructed gender roles should be repositioned to support female youths to have control over their sexual lives. There should be close collaboration between the family, schools, health officials and the community, to teach youths on the dangers of risky sexual behaviors. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 93 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Factors en_ZA
dc.subject Perceptions en_ZA
dc.subject Sexual practice en_ZA
dc.subject Unsafe sex en_ZA
dc.subject Youth en_ZA
dc.title Factors contributing to unsafe sex practices among youth at a selected village, Limpopo Province en_ZA
dc.type Dissertation en_ZA


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