Student’s Knowledge on Male Reproductive Health at SMA X

Ayu Tiarno Lestari, Agung Waluyo

Abstract

Objective: Adolescents are experiencing remarkable changes related to puberty and sexual behaviors, putting them in higher risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). This study aimed to explore the male adolescent’s knowledge on reproductive health.

Methods: This cross- sectional study involved 149 respondents selected using purposive sampling. Data were collected using questionnaires and were analysed using descriptive analysis.

Results: The results of this study showed that the proportion of respondents who had adequate knowledge (51.7%) was trivially higher than that of respondents who had inadequate knowledge (48.3%). The analysis further demonstrated that the proportion of respondent’s knowledge on definition and etiology of reproductive health problems, genital care, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and male reproductive biology was 86.2 percent, 71.1 percent, 57.7 percent, and 51.1 percent respectively.

Conclusions: Our study concluded that there was a need to improve the student’s knowledge about reproductive health. we suggested school programs to raise the awareness and to improve the knowledge of students about reproductive health, the integration of reproductive health issues on the curriculum and the provision of conseling center to address individual’s reproductive health problems. 

Key words: knowledge; male; reproductive health.

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