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Title: Accessibility to reproductive health rights among adolescents in three provinces of Thailand
Authors: Patchareewan Jensarikorn
Supavan Phlainoi
Nawarat Phlainoi
Kittipong Saejeng
Mahidol University
Bureau of Reproductive Health
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2019
Citation: Journal of Health Research. Vol.33, No.1 (2019), 35-42
Abstract: © 2018, Patchareewan Jensarikorn, Supavan Phlainoi, Nawarat Phlainoi and Kittipong Saejeng. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the situation of accessibility to reproductive health rights, and the conditional factors of accessibility to such rights of adolescents. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative method was used to extract information from 80 informants. Data were collected through in-depth interview, focus group discussion, observation, data recording, audio recording and the review of related documents during August to October 2016. Findings: Adolescents had not accessed to their right on informing of their decision making; information and education; health; confidentiality and privacy; and treating with equity and no discrimination. Also, the conditional factors influenced to the accessibility on such rights were lacking of knowledge on reproductive health and negative attitude toward this matter among the people concerned. There were still no regulations or policies on the performance of authority agencies and the factors on social dimensions, traditions, customs, sexual culture and religion. Originality/value: The findings from this study would be a help to promote the accessibility for adolescents to reproductive health rights under the Prevention and Solution of Adolescent Pregnancy Problem Act, B.E. 2559 (2016) specific on standard criteria reproductive health services from hospitals and the involvement from Ministry of Education for the development of sex life skill and reproductive health for the teacher.
ISSN: 2586940X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2019

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