Fikelela AIDS Project. Youth and Sexuality Research. Ages 12-19 Years in the Diocese of Cape Town South Africa.
The research Fikelela conducted into youth sexuality in the Diocese of Cape Town is now complete. It makes for sobering reading. They conducted a survey in order to understand the gravity of the challenge, and to identify ways in which the Anglican Church might become more effective in dealing with issues of the sexuality of young people. The field research involved a detailed questionnaire, with 1,306 responses analysed, and three different focus group discussions. Respondents were between 12 and 19 years of age. Research reveals that church-going young people are not excluded from the risks faced by others in society. Of the respondents 30.5% have had sex (40% Male and 21% Female).