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Better learning in schools to improve attitudes toward abstinence and intentions for safer sex among adolescents in urban Nepal

Rachana Manandhar Shrestha1, Keiko Otsuka1*, Krishna C Poudel2, Junko Yasuoka1, Medin Lamichhane3 and Masamine Jimba1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Community and Global Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

2 Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 316 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01003-9304, USA

3 Ullens School, GPO Box. 8975, Kathmandu, EPC 1477, Nepal

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:244  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-244

Published: 20 March 2013

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Student Questionnaire. The student questionnaire included questions on socio-demographic characteristics of students, their perceptions about sex education in their schools, and their attitudes toward abstinence and intentions for safer sex.

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