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Young people were asked the extent to which they felt able to refuse sex with their partner. The assessment assessed how ease young people find it to refuse sex with boyfriend or girlfriend and the assessment revealed that 38.9% find it easy to refuse sex with boyfriend or girlfriend followed by 17.8% very easy, 17.3% difficult, 15.4% impossible and 10.6% reported that they don't know how ease could it be to refuse sex with a boyfriend or partner.

Ease to refuse sex with a boyfriend or girlfriend (n=208)
Young people were asked whether they have ever heard of STIs. Only, 79.2% acknowledged that they have ever heard of STIs. These young people were then asked about their knowledge related to STI transmission, symptoms and prevention. The STIs commonly known were HIV (47.8%), syphilis (43.4%) and gonorrhea (39.3%). 61.2% were able to name the signs and symptoms of STIs that would cause someone to seek for treatment. During FGD sessions, young people revealed that they prefer to consult traditional healers rather than visiting the clinic due to fear and be exposed. They also elucidated that traditional leaders have a belief that having sex with a virgin could cure STIs including HIV.

Sources of information on SRH, HIV and life skills
The Figure below reflects that, overall, the key source in descending order are teachers (33.3%), peers/friends at 28.3%, 10.6% parents, 13.9% print media, 7.8% church and lastly other sources at 6.1% including community events, radios , TVs etc.

Sources of information on SRH, HIV/AIDS and life skills

93.3% confirmed their willingness to participate in SRHR interventions once they are established. Most of the interventions preferred in the project include Counseling, HIV/AIDS education, HTC, condom promotion and distribution including how to use them, SRH education, Information Education and Communication materials, accessibility of other health related services and integration of sports, drama, poems, livelihoods and education. Therefore, there is need to use integrative or comprehensive approach in addressing SRHR issues of young people.
The study revealed that 16.3% of the respondents have ever been employed (85% males and 15% females). Disaggregation by age groups shows that a high proportion of young people who have ever been employed fall between 26-29 years (35%), followed by 22-25 (30%), 18-21 years (20%) and lastly 13-17 years (15%)

Distribution of ever employed by age group (n=20).