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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; 56982: Young People’s Health and Development in Lesotho the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare December, 1994

By S. T. Toloane

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; 56982: Young People’s Health and Development in Lesotho the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare December, 1994  
Author: S. T. Toloane
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Toloane, S. T. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; 56982. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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The health of young people is a concern that has gained importance during the last decade in both developed and developing countries. This joint Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, WHO and UNFPA effort highlights the special needs of the youth in relation to their sexuality, reproductive health, and overall development. It proposes strategies to promote healthy behaviour among young people and action among the key players, at both the local and national level. The attainment of health for all Basotho people is a major aim of the Lesotho Government, however insufficient attention has been given to young people of this country. Because adolescents are less vulnerable to disease than the very young and the old, health problems specific to this group has been given little prominence until now. At a time when we are faced with rapid changes in to-day's lifestyle such as the declining traditional family structure, urbanization and migration and the increasing occurrence of STDs and HIVIAIDS urgent steps must be taken to address these most serious issues. This response needs to be coordinated at all levels and may call for changes in the existing programmes and activities, and the establishment of appropriate ones to ensure that optimum use is made of current resources. To achieve and sustain the health of young people is the task of all, including the young people themselves and the benefits to be gained are only great, for both the young and all of society.

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TABLEOFCONTENTS Foreword Definitions Acronyms List of Tables Executive Summary Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Demographic and Socio Economic Characteristics of Young People . . . 1 Age and Sex Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 UrbanIRural Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 School Enrolment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Employment Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Marital Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Parity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Parentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2 . Development of Young People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.1 Physical Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.2 Psychological Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.3 Social Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3 . Status of Young People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3.1 Culturalstatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3.2 Legalstatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 3.3 Political Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sexuality. Reproductive Health and Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sexual Maturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sexual Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Marriage and Determinants of Age at Marriage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Contraceptive/Prophylactic Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 PregnancyIAbortion and Fertility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sexually Transmitted Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Female Genital Mutilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 5 . Subsistence UseIAbuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 5.1 Alcohol Use/Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 5.2 Tobacco and Other Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 6 . Injury Traumas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 6.1 Unintentional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 6.2 Intentional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

 
 



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