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Title: Knowledge and attitudes about reproductive health and HIV/AIDS among family planning clients
Authors: Abdel Megeid, A.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: The knowledge of and attitudes towards reproductive health, and in particular STDs and AIDS, were assessed in 4000 women attending primary health care/family planning facilities in Alexandria, Egypt. In all, 66% did not know the significance of the term reproductive health and 50% considered female circumcision necessary. Of the 69% of women using contraceptives, 93% were using interuterine devices. The majority knew about AIDS but did not know that the use of condoms can prevent transmission of STDs, including HIV. A comprehensive programme should be initiated to increase public awareness of the issues of reproductive health
Description: 459-469
Keywords: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Primary Health Care
Family Planning Services
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Subject: Reproduction
ISSN: 1020-3397
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