A Case Study Exploring the Relationship Between Mobile Phone Acquisition and Use and Adolescent Girls in Freetown

This study seeks to provide a platform of information-rich, qualitative data exploring the sexual behaviours of teenage girls in relation to mobile phone acquisition and use. The study objective was to gain an understanding of these behaviours in the city of Freetown and to subsequently proffer recommendations that could contribute to controlling harmful behaviours.

The findings of this study will contribute qualitative data to a body of evidence that will be used to inform national programs that endeavour to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy. This review examines the relevant literature around transactional sex as well as a separate body of literature on young people’s relationship with mobile communications. The data produced from this study will hopefully begin to fill the significant gap in the literature on how transactional sex relates to mobile phone acquisition or use.

Published 2015-04-16

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