Sexual relationships and birthcontrol in Ghana

a case study of a rural town by Wolf Bleek

Publisher: Afdeling Culturele Antropologie, Antropologisch-Sociologisch Centrum, Universiteit van Amsterdam in [Amsterdam]

Written in English
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  • Ghana.


  • Sex customs -- Ghana.,
  • Birth control -- Ghana.,
  • Sexual ethics -- Ghana.

Edition Notes

Statementby Wolf Bleek.
SeriesUitgave - Afdeling Culturele Antropologie, Antropologisch-Sociologisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam ;, 10, Uitgave (Universiteit van Amsterdam. Antropologisch-Sociologisch Centrum. Afdeling Culturele Antropologie) ;, 10.
LC ClassificationsHQ18.G4 B53
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 352 p. :
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4673508M
LC Control Number77564443

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It should also be a companion for doctors in general and specialist practice in Women’s Health in the sub-region. This book will stimulate clinical questions about the potential harmful. With the aim of generating in-depth information on society’s expectations and views on sexual expression in Ghana, we present findings on what was expected of the state, religion, and the influence of society on sexual socialization in Ghana.

As a society, our need to break the culture of silence about sex cannot be overemphasized. Our study is important against a background that in Sub.

The paper attempts to provide insights into the nature of premarital sexual relationships in Ghana. Sexual relationships are considered as aspects of personal relationships, and are discussed in terms of their content, diversity, quality, extent of interdependence, intimacy and commitment, and the implications of these for policy are discussed.

Although sexual intercourse is an important aspect of women’s sexuality, there is little knowledge on how women experience sexual pleasure in Ghana.

Social media use was positively associated with entering into romantic relationships but not sexual behavior. The main sources of information on sex was teachers and the media. Sexual education programs in the school were few and did not meet the need of students in the school.

93% of students thus called for more sex education programs to be. sexual harassment are r eported by the victims in Ghana and finally, examines the relationship between gender and employees' r esponse strategy and the negative impact of sexual.

Sexual relationships and birthcontrol in Ghana A case study of a rural town. Overview; Marriage / divorce / partner and children / pregnancies / living with husband / family role behaviour / best method for birth-control / abortion / sexual intercourse / desired number of children / moral points of view.

Toggle navigation. Home. Although sexual intercourse is Sexual relationships and birthcontrol in Ghana book important aspect of women’s sexuality, there is little knowledge on how women experience sexual pleasure in Ghana. In this paper we explore how women and men express sexual pleasure and highlight women’s experience of sexual pleasure based on the narratives of 20 women and 16 men.

Specifically, we focus on describing how women and men understand sexual. The study on Adolescent Sexuality, Contraceptive Use and Reproductive Health was undertaken as part of the ongoing effort at understanding some of the problems that confront adolescents in Ghana, With a general objective of examining the magnitude of reproductive health-related problems pertaining to adolescent sexuality and contraceptive use, the study used a sample of 1, female.

The initial intention of the government to include Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) as part of the new curricula for basic schools has, in the past few weeks, triggered considerable opposition and outrage in the country.

Members of the media, religious groups, civil society organizations, traditional leaders, politicians, influential individuals, as well as the public have [ ]. Using the Ghana Demographic Health Survey, we examine the association between women’s sexual empowerment and contraceptive use in Ghana among nonpregnant married and partnered women not desiring to conceive in the next three months.

Increasing levels of sexual empowerment are found to be associated with use of contraceptives, even after. Bible calls this kind of sexual relationship fornication.

When a legally married person does have any sexual intercourse with another person who is not their spouse, it is called adultery.

If those involved are of the same sex that will be homosexual intercourse. Premarital sex is widespread and pervasive in Ghana. Youth Sexual Knowledge and Related Sexual Attitudes The variables considered under this section were aimed at eliciting information on youth sexual relationship history, age at first sexual relationship and length of stay in the relationship.

From Table 2, 84 (%) of the in-school have ever had a boyfriend. The sensitization of the youth on birth-control mechanisms toward quality reproductive health and upbringing of children for quality standard of living has, thus, not excluded the youth in Zongos.

Ghana’s “youth” is defined as the people of the 15 to 35 age bracket (Ministry of Youth & Sports, ). This fact sheet presents evidence from a study conducted in Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo and Northern regions in Data were collected in 82 senior high schools from 78 school heads, teachers and 2, students in Forms 2 and 3, as well as from policy makers, program implementers and community leaders.

The need for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education. Sexual relationships and birthcontrol in Ghana A case study of a rural town: Contributor: ASC, UvA * Amsterdam (research initiator); Antropologisch-sociologisch centrum;: Bleek, W.

* Amsterdam (data collector) Creator: Bleek, W., Universiteit van Amsterdam * Amsterdam, Antropologisch-sociologisch centrum (primary investigator) Date submitted. Premarital sexual relationships are used to obtain start-up capital. The author refers to evidence that senior government officials engaged in sexual transactions with clients before loans and credit facilities were offered.

87% of sexually experienced women expected their partners to pay for at least part of clothing expenses. For years, sexual harassment and sexism have been rampant in our Ghanaian society. The question is what constitutes Sexual Harassment.

The United Nations Development Fund for Women defines sexual harassment as unwelcome or unwanted verbal, non-verbal, physical or visual conduct based on sex or of a sexual nature; the acceptance of or rejection of which affects individual's employment.

Using data from the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey, this study explores the relationship between ethnicity and sexual behavior: having sex before age 17 and premarital sexual experience.

All ethnic groups show substantial sexual experience before age 17 and premarital sexual. The phenomenon of sex-segregation in the labour market continues to exist in a growing economy such as Ghana. The sex-based traditional occupational system of the economic sector is deeply rooted in the beliefs systems of the people.

And so, the gender division of labour continues to define gender rela-tionship among people in the society. A couple months ago I was fortunate to read Carina Ray’s excellent new book Crossing The Color Line: Race Sex and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana on the history on interracial intimacy on the Gold Coast.

I decided to interview her and when our conversation moved from political economy and racism to political economy, racism and love, we figured – Valentine’s Day. After Ghana gained independence inCivics and Hygiene were taught in schools.

Inthe Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) was established and two years later, a government policy on “Population Planning for National progress”was published.

This made Ghana, one of three African countries with a population policy. This section looks at sexual pleasure and challenges, along with social influences on sexuality and relationships.

(It also addresses not having, or wanting, sexual feelings.) The model of “yes means yes” is promoted throughout, showing how enthusiastic consent can allow for the expression of desire, intimacy, vulnerability and power.

LGBT Rights in Ghana: homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more.

This study uses data from the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) of to examine factors determining the continued low levels of contraceptive use in Ghana. The women currently using efficient contraception are those who have sexual intercourse regularly, who discuss family planning with their partner, whose husbands approve of the.

In Ghana, as is the case in other countries, the gender conversation is complicated. Not everyone shares the same view, but a recent controversy.

National Population Council, Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy for Young People in Ghana, Accra, Ghana: National Population Council, Ministry of Education, Report on Basic Statistics and Planning Parameters for Basic Education in Ghana: –, Accra, Ghana: Ministry of .In short, comprehensive sex ed programs include “developmentally and culturally responsive, science-based and medically accurate information on a broad set of topics related to sexuality, including human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual health and society and culture,” according to the Sexuality Information and Education.Feeling good about your body, enjoying sexual pleasure, being comfortable with your sexual orientation and gender identity, and having healthy relationships are also big parts of healthy sexuality.

Having a healthy sex life means knowing what you do and don’t want to do sexually and being able to communicate that to your partners.