First Advisor

Georgia Babatsikos, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Jean Parker, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Nina Miller, Ph. D.


Regis College

Degree Name

Master of Development Practice

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

75 pages


Unplanned pregnancies and other reproductive health issues are global health problems. Nowadays, young people are highly exposed compared to last time. Internet and other sources of misleading sexual information are available to them. Parents who are supposed to be the health information providers are not responsible because they do not want, but because they have limited knowledge, and they also face different challenges which prevent them from fulfilling their responsibilities towards their children such as education level, income level, gender, and religion. All these issues to young people have increased the number of young people who get pregnancies before and unwillingly. Young people face different challenges, including STDs, suicide, poverty, and depression. Parents who should take the lead to educate them face different challenges which prevent them from providing or guiding their children such as lack of education, gender role, and income level. All over the world, young people suffer a lot; and Rwanda has not been left behind. The focus will be on young people aged 15-26 from Murusenyi Village, Kazo Sector, Ngoma District, Eastern Province of Rwanda.

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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