publication . Article . 2012

Need Assessment for Sex Education amongst the University Students –A Pilot Study

Jaideep Kumar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2012 Journal: Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, volume 1, issue 2 (issn: 2277-9604, eissn: 2277-9604, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Makhdoomi Printers
Background: The morbidity associated with sexual ignorance, poor decision making and inadequate sexuality education is rising in India day by day. The possibility of sex related public health problems like sexual abuse, teenage pregnancies, abortions, unmarried motherhood, STD/HIV infections etc. are always remains high in university students. In this background to assess the student’s knowledge & perceived need for sex education this study was conducted. Objective Of Study: To assess the need of sex education in students To explore the views of students on content, source & preferred grade levels of education for sex education. Methods: It was a cross- sectiona...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Sex Education, Pilot Study, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R
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