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Factors Influencing Sexual and Reproductive Health-related Misuse of Digital Media in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.author Hasan, Abul
dc.contributor.author Billah, Md. Khaza Baki
dc.contributor.author Chowdhury, ABM Alauddin
dc.contributor.author Hamid, Syed Abdul
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-11T12:00:05Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-11T12:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-17
dc.identifier.issn 2408-9915
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd:8080/handle/123456789/5890
dc.description.abstract This study explored factors influencing the sexual and reproductive health-related misuse of digital media in Bangladesh. The study adopted Key-Informant-Interview (KII) among the Nineteen (19) relevant key informants including academicians, researchers, policymakers, and activists. The thematic analysis of the transcripts was carried out. The mean age of the informants was 40 (SD+/ 6.8) years with having a minimum level of a bachelor degree. Easy access to indecent (porn) sites, low self-awareness of the girls in using social networking sites and other digital devices, the culture of injustice and muscle-men phenomenon, parent's negligence, and the level of awareness were found as the major factors behind the misuse of digital media in the form of cyber-bullying, sexting, revenge porn, sextortion, access to and production of porn videos, etc. This study revealed that women and girls are the prime victims of the misuse where the worst form of victimization is to lead a deplorable life as a sex-slave and persist with chronic mental disorders. The study recommended that the complete ban on provocative indecent websites, high level of awareness among the women and girls, seeking imme diate help from the law-enforcement agencies, and importantly, parents' full-fledged care and attention. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Daffodil International University en_US
dc.subject Digital Media en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Sex in Mass Media en_US
dc.title Factors Influencing Sexual and Reproductive Health-related Misuse of Digital Media in Bangladesh en_US
dc.title.alternative a Qualitative Investigation en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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