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Perspectives on adolescent girls’ health-seeking behaviour in relation to sexual and reproductive health in Nepal
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (ChiP)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5566-3421
Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dalarna University, Sweden.
Dalarna University, Sweden.
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2019 (English)In: Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, ISSN 1877-5756, E-ISSN 1877-5764, Vol. 20, p. 7-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aim: To explore health care providers’ perspectives on adolescent girls’ health-seeking behaviour in Nepal in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Twenty health-care providers were included in this interview study. Ethical approval was obtained from the Nepal Health Research Council. Findings: The main category ‘Barriers affect adolescent girls’ health-seeking behaviour in relation to their sexual and reproductive health’ was divided into five categories: a conservative society with social stigma; lack of information, education and knowledge; lack of facilities and respectful care; insufficient confidentiality and privacy; and unmet needs of adolescent-friendly facilities. Conclusions: Lack of knowledge among adolescent girls and unmet needs of adolescent-friendly facilities affect their access to sexual and reproductive health care in Nepal. Lack of knowledge could be seen as a barrier, and as a reason why adolescent girls do not seek sexual and reproductive health care. 

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Elsevier B.V. , 2019. Vol. 20, p. 7-12
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42629DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2019.01.006ISI: 00470192400003PubMedID: 31084822Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85060759440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-42629DiVA, id: diva2:1287380
Available from: 2019-02-11 Created: 2019-02-11 Last updated: 2020-02-27

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