Despite its relative infrequency, pregnancy is perceived by parents in rural Malawi as a leading cause of school dropout among female students. In-depth interviews were collected in rural Malawi from 60 adults aged 25—50 who were the parent of at least one school-aged child. Four themes emerged from the data: how expectations about sexual activity frame parental expectations about schooling duration and dropout; the loss of parental control; the negative influence of classmates; and schools as unsafe environments. In , Malawi became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate primary school fees, improving access to schooling for all children, particularly girls and the rural poor. As more young women enter school and remain enrolled in school longer than previous cohorts were able to do, opportunities for social and family tension emerge. To a large extent, school is a protective environment for young people. Across sub-Saharan Africa, young people who are enrolled in school are significantly less likely to have started having sex than adolescents who are no longer enrolled in school, and those students who have begun sexual activity are significantly more likely to use a condom than non-students National Research Council-Institute of Medicine However, there is also strong evidence that young women who begin sexual activity while they are enrolled in school are significantly more likely to subsequently drop out of school than young women who have never had sex Biddlecom et al. It is difficult to attribute causality to this association, because school participation and the onset of sexual activity share common influences, such as prior school performance Grant and Hallman , gendered classroom environments Mensch et al.
These relationships often occur against the girls' will and for many reasons, including reasons associated with subsistence. However, some young women do act as active social agents who rationally engage in intergenerational sexual exchanges oriented towards consumption. The present study examines the dynamics of intergenerational sexual relationships among schoolgirls in Botswana. The social, cultural and economic factors that cause young girls to engage in these relationships and how intergenerational sex contributes to unsafe sexual practices were examined. Some derived pleasure, enjoyment, love and equal partnership in these sexual relationships. They displayed a capacity to take charge of their own sexual lives by insisting on and engaging in safe-sex behaviours. Another set of girls had little or no decision-making power. Their relationships with older boyfriends were characterised by coercion and manipulation. Negotiation for condom use was difficult for this group.
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Adolescent sexuality is a stage of human development in which adolescents experience and explore sexual feelings. Interest in sexuality intensifies during the onset of puberty , and sexuality is often a vital aspect of teenagers' lives. Sexual interest among adolescents, as among adults, can vary greatly, and is influenced by cultural norms and mores , sex education , as well as comprehensive sexuality education provided, sexual orientation , and social controls such as age of consent laws.
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