Indonesia Demographic & Health Survey 2012, Adolescent Reproductive Health, Preliminary Report

The 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS) was carried out by Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik—BPS) in collaboration with the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) with technical assistance from ICF International under the auspices of the Demographic and Health Surveys (MEASURE DHS) program, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).The 2012 DHS is a departure from the previous seven survey rounds.  The survey explicitly includes never-married women in addition to the the ever-married women of reproductive age, and significantly, includes specific questions on health knowledge and behaviour of adolescents, both married and unmarried.  In the new section called the Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) component of the IDHS, never-married women, never-married and married men ages 15-24 were asked specific questions designed to:

•     Measure the knowledge of adolescents about reproductive health issues;

•     Examine attitudes of adolescents on various issues in reproductive health;

•     Evaluate tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and drug use;

•     Assess sexual activity among adolescents and;

•     Explore adolescent awareness of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

 This report presents a preliminary look at selected findings from the ARH component of the IDHS 2012 survey.

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