Reproductive Health Education For Adolescents:A Study On Surakarta City
Rahesli Humsona, Sri Yuliani
Available Online July 2016.
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- Reproductive Health Education, Adolescents.
- Limited knowledge and inadequate understanding on reproductive health information can lead adolescents to risky sexual behavior. For that reason, this study aimed to find out adolescents' knowledge on reproductive health and factors affecting it. From the findings of research, a reproductive health education model would be developed consistent with adolescents' age development. Through adequate reproductive health knowledge, adolescents would understand the risk and responsibility of their sexual behavior. The research method employed was a descriptive qualitative one to get a comprehensive and complete understanding on adolescents' knowledge concerning reproductive health. Fifteen sample adolescents were selected purposively, while data collection was carried out using observation, in-depth interview, FGD and documentation technique. Data analysis was conducted using an interactive model of analysis encompassing three components: data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The result of research showed that all of informant had ever received material about reproductive health. Information on reproductive health was obtained from school, family, playmates, and media. Among information sources, peer is the most important source. Even gadget use is firstly influenced by peer. From a variety of knowledge source, in fact majority adolescents' knowledge on reproductive health was less adequate, even some other was misleading. Reproductive health education with conventional method seems to be no longer adequate. Recalling that group is an important information source to adolescents, reproductive education model through Peer Education could be developed using innovative strategy.
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TY - CONF AU - Rahesli Humsona AU - Sri Yuliani PY - 2016/07 DA - 2016/07 TI - Reproductive Health Education For Adolescents:A Study On Surakarta City BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Public Management (ICPM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 522 EP - 525 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-16.2016.142 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-16.2016.142 ID - Humsona2016/07 ER -