Reproductive Health Information Access of Health Faculty Students
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- reproductive health information, information access, source of information, topic of information
The increase of knowledge through accessing Reproductive Health (RH) information lessens adolescents’ behaviors that adversely affect their reproductive health. Health faculty students have an opportunity to access information through various sources. Knowledge of sources and types of information is important to develop strategies to provide RH information for students. This study was aimed to describe access to RH information, sources of the information and types of topics questioned by health faculty students at Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta (UMS). This was quantitative descriptive research. The sample was 280 students of the health faculty (Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Medicine and dentistry) at UMS. The research instrument was a self-administered questionnaire that was valid and reliable. The data were presented in the form of diagrams, tables and narratives. The majority of respondents had accessed RH information 1-4 times a month. The respondents accessed RH information mostly through the internet sources (80.4%) and mass media (54.3%) compared to accessing information through influential individuals such as lecturers, health workers and parents. The topics of information accessed on all sources of information were the reproductive system, sexually transmitted infections and family planning. Meanwhile, a topic of sexuality was less frequently accessed and tended to be accessed through certain sources such as the internet, media and lecturers. The topics of RH that had been accessed through each source of information were not comprehensive. The government was expected to provide a complete and up-to-date reproductive health information websites as one of the strategies to provide RH information for students.
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TY - CONF AU - Izzatul Arifah AU - Meutia Fildzah Sharfina AU - Meira Sri Widowati PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Reproductive Health Information Access of Health Faculty Students BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 7 EP - 12 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.002 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.002 ID - Arifah2020 ER -