the vulva and the vagina caused by Candida spp. The purpose of the study was to assess
the factors contributing to the prevalence of Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VCC) among
secondary school girls at Katunguru seed school in Rubirizi district. The study design used
was an analytical cross-sectional design which utilized quantitative method of data
collection. The sample size of 60 respondents was employed, achieved through simple
random sampling. The study found out that there were relationships between socialdemographic characteristics and prevalence of VVC, most of the girls (80%) had some
awareness about VVC and majority of the respondents (75%) had good practices towards
the prevention and reducing the prevalence of VVC. There is a great need for health
education by health workers to explain to the girl’s issues concerning their health and also
emphasize proper test and confirm the diagnoses of diseases and give full treatment for
the diagnosed cases.
Keywords: Vulvovaginal candidiasis, girls, health education, Rubirizi district
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Kukundakwe, Milton (2023). Prevalence of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VCC) among Secondary School Girls
at Katunguru Seed School in Rubirizi District. INOSR Experimental Sciences 11(1):17-33.