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Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      BioMed Central, 2019.
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Abstract:
      Background Parent-adolescent reproductive health (RH) communication is one of the potential sources of information for adolescents on the topic. Given that female adolescents in Bangladesh are faced with increasing RH-related risks, it is important to understand how parents communicate about RH to their adolescents from the adolescents’ perspectives. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the status of mother-adolescent daughter communication on reproductive health in Bangladesh. Methods A cross-sectional study targeting female students was conducted in five high schools in Chittagong based on a self-administered questionnaire survey. A description method was used to describe the characteristics of mother-adolescent daughters’ communication on RH including the frequency, type and the quantity of topics. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to explore the factors influencing mother-adolescent daughter communication. Results In the study, 1174 female students aged from 13 to 19 years old were included. The main source of knowledge on RH was from their mother (62%), and the mother was the person who communicated first on RH with adolescent students. The topics of mother-daughter communication were mainly focused on menstruation issues (> 80%). Multivariate logistic regressions showed that Hindu students, students with good RH knowledge, adolescents’ mothers having good RH knowledge, mothers with high media use, good mother-daughter relationship, daughters’ regular general communication with mothers, and students’ perceiving comfort in RH communication with their mothers were reported as significant predictors for a good RH communication status. On the contrary, students having family members numbering more than four, whose primary source of reproductive health information was friends/classmates as well as media were less likely to have better RH communication with mothers. Conclusions The overall communication on reproductive health between adolescent daughters and their mothers was not good. This study suggests for conducting qualitative research investigating the socio-cultural context within which the RH communications happen. and how to address the obstacles that might hinder this communication.
    • Accession Number:
      pmc: PMC6657105
      pmid: 31340826
    • ISSN:
      1742-4755
    • Accession Number:
      10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6
    • Accession Number:
      edsair.od.......267..c1fc42a62eb574b4446ffebef1b9b086
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ZAKARIA, M. et al. Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health, [s. l.], v. 16, 2019. DOI 10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......267..c1fc42a62eb574b4446ffebef1b9b086&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 11 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Zakaria M, Xu J, Karim F, Cheng F. Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health. 2019;16. doi:10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6.
    • AMA11:
      Zakaria M, Xu J, Karim F, Cheng F. Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health. 2019;16. doi:10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6
    • APA:
      Zakaria, M., Xu, J., Karim, F., & Cheng, F. (2019). Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Zakaria, Muhammad, Junfang Xu, Farzana Karim, and Feng Cheng. 2019. “Reproductive Health Communication between Mother and Adolescent Daughter in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Reproductive Health 16 (July). doi:10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6.
    • Harvard:
      Zakaria, M. et al. (2019) ‘Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study’, Reproductive Health, 16. doi: 10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Zakaria, M, Xu, J, Karim, F & Cheng, F 2019, ‘Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study’, Reproductive Health, vol. 16, viewed 11 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Zakaria, Muhammad, et al. “Reproductive Health Communication between Mother and Adolescent Daughter in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Reproductive Health, vol. 16, July 2019. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Zakaria, Muhammad, Junfang Xu, Farzana Karim, and Feng Cheng. “Reproductive Health Communication between Mother and Adolescent Daughter in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Reproductive Health 16 (July 1, 2019). doi:10.1186/s12978-019-0778-6.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Zakaria M, Xu J, Karim F, Cheng F. Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health [Internet]. 2019 Jul 1 [cited 2020 Jul 11];16. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsair&AN=edsair.od.......267..c1fc42a62eb574b4446ffebef1b9b086&custid=s8280428