Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 25, Number 2
TITLE: Knowledge on Adolescent Reproductive Health among High School Students in Katha Township.
AUTHOR: Nyein Chan; Ko Ko Zaw; Saw Saw; Yin Thet Nu Oo; Kyaw Soe; Than Tun Sein
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2013; 25(2): 102-105
ABSTRACT: A cross-sectional comparative study was carried out to explore the knowledge on adolescent reproductive health among tenth standard students attending three high schools in Katha Township in Sagaing Region. The pretested questionnaire was applied. A total of 500 tenth standard students were selected and stratified by school and gender with stratified random sampling method. The ages of studied students were between 14 and 18 years and the mean age was 15.3 (SD=0.7) years. About 60% of them did not know whether a woman can be pregnant on the first time of sexual intercourse. Over 73% of studied students were aware of any contraceptive methods. Among them, 66.2% of respondents could mention taking daily pills as it contraceptive measure. 72% could identify injection and 65.4% could answer condom. HIV/AIDS awareness among studied students was over 99%. Regarding prevention of HIV transmission among them, 72.9% answered to use condom. More male students than female students were aware of condom and gender differences were statistically significant (P<0.05). Only 40% of studied students were aware of sexually transmitted infections. The male students got higher knowledge score than the female students, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05).
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