The Sexual and Reproductive Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Access to Reproductive Health of Youth in China

Xiaoying Zheng, Peking University
Gong Chen, Peking University
Chao Guo, Peking University
Haochen Wang, Peking University
Jiamin Gao, Peking University

Objectives: To determine the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) knowledge, attitudes and practices of youth, assess the availability and accessibility of SRH services, and provide for policy improvement on youth SRH accessibility. Methods: The surveys used face-to-face interviews with structured questionnaires. And four stages of mixed sampling methods which combined stratified sampling and probability proportionate to size sampling is used. Results: Youth's SRH knowledge is limited, 22.4% of youth have sexual experience. The percentage of not using any contraceptive method at first and last sexual behavior is 51.2% and 21.4% respectively. Among female youth who have sexual behavior, the pregnancy rate is 21.3% and repeat pregnancy rate is 4.9%. More than 50% counseling and treatment demand of youth is not fulfilled. Conclusions: The availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of sexual and reproductive health among Chinese youth is worrying, which calls for more efforts to improve the health of youth.

See extended abstract

 Presented in Session P4. Children and Youth/Population and Aging