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Table 3 Major reasons of respondents for not discussing SRH issues with their parents, in Debremarkos town secondary and preparatory schools, July 2012

From: Assessment of adolescents’ communication on sexual and reproductive health matters with parents and associated factors among secondary and preparatory schools’ students in Debremarkos town, North West Ethiopia

  Respondents’ reasons for not discussing sexual and reproductive health issues with their parents
SRH issue Not discussed *Culturally not acceptable *Shame *Parents lack of knowledge *Parents lack of communication skills *Parents are not good listener *Parents are busy *Don’t know
Family planning+ 510(74.1) 64(9.3) 139(20.2) 150(21.8) 143(20.8) 54(7.8) 66(9.6) 108(15.7)
STI/HIV/AIDS+ 450(65.4) 49(7.1) 100(14.5) 129(18.8) 121(17.6) 58(8.4) 58(8.4) 116(16.9)
Unwanted pregnancy+ 492(71.5) 55(8) 112(16.3) 129(18.8) 129(18.8) 55(8) 51(7.4) 155(22.7)
Premarital sex+ 498(72.4) 56(8.1) 142(20.6) 105(15.3) 110(16) 62(9) 46(6.7) 155(22.5)
Condom+ 547(79.5) 63(9.2) 162(23.5) 122(17.7) 118(17.2) 64(9.3) 46(6.7) 167(24.3)
  1. *Multiple responses were possible.
  2. +Percents are in the bracket.