Gender attitudes and sexual reproductive health: a household survey of young Ugandans.
This study examines equitable and inequitable gender attitudes and their consequences on behavioural outcomes – including intimate partner violence (IPV), and SRH knowledge, attitudes and practices – among young people in Uganda. A quantitative household survey to investigate gender attitudes and its potential relationships with several key behavioural outcomes such as violence, unsafe sex, and access to care in a representative sample of 930 young Ugandan males and females aged 10 to 24 years old was conducted. In addition, among a subsample of 40 survey participants, ages 15 to 24, a qualitative study was conducted in order to gain a greater understanding of the factors that influence their nascent gender attitudes. The study will provide critical information to policymakers and programmers in designing relevant interventions, aiming to increase equitable gender attitudes and healthy SRH behaviours and practices in Uganda.