Young Kenyan Women Are Less Likely to Finish School if They Have Dated or Had Sex

Ball, H.
December 2012
International Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health;Dec2012, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p220
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study that young Kenyan woman in urban Kenya who has begun dating and having sex has reduced chances of completing secondary school as compared to the men. The article also discusses that sexual activity leads to pregnancy which can lead to dropout. Researchers recommend that students should be encouraged the delay of transitions to adulthood. Accommodation of students who have already become parents, spouses and wage earners is also suggested.


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