The Centre for Social Sciences Research (CSSR) and the  Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa  (IDCPPA) at the University of Cape Town invites you to join us for a lunchtime seminar on 17 October 2023 presented by Dr. Julius Baruwa at 12:45pm. 

About the Seminar:

Experiences of HIV-related sexual risk among adolescent girls and young women in Lesotho

This analysis examines the complex intersection of HIV-related sexual risk experiences and motherhood among 7,100 13-24-year-old adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Lesotho, using data from the 2018 Violence against Children and Youth Survey. Key outcome variables included in the analysis were inconsistent condom use, multiple sexual partnerships, inequitable sexual partnerships (sex with a 5-year older partner and transactional sex), and high-risk sexual behavior, defined as inconsistent condom use in the context of any previously mentioned sexual risks. The main explanatory variable is motherhood status. Other explanatory variables include living with HIV, age, not enrolled in school, married or cohabiting, orphan, household poverty, food security, and drought districts. We used logistic regression models to investigate the possible factors that are associated with HIV-related sexual risk factors and also performed the average marginal effect analysis to predict the probabilities of AGYW experiencing HIV-related sexual risks, including sub-group analyses by motherhood status. 


Dr. Julius Baruwa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Department of Centre for Social Science Research. Julius is a Demographer and a Public Health Researcher, with over 7-year experience in managing teams and programs across the Public Health sector. His research interests focus on Sexual Reproductive Health, Child and Maternal Health, HIV/AIDS, and Intimate Partner Violence in sub-Saharan Africa. 

 17 October 2023
 12:45 - 14:00 SAST
  CSSR Seminar Room, 4.29 Robert Leslie Social Science Building, UCT

Hosted by the Centre for Social Science Research and the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa