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Yu, Jungok Dong-A University
Yamaguchi, Yuko Kobe University
Matsuo, Hiroya Kobe University
Keywords
Education on STI Prevention
High School Students
Korea
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
This study explores coping with STIs and related factors including knowledge, sexual behavior, and sex education among Korean adolescents. Anonymous self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 135 male and 150 female high school students. The results showed that 2.1% of participants had had sexual experience. Males had less information than females (p<0.05); 38.5% of males did not consult anyone. In contrast, females acquired information from and consulted with their parents. Although females' sexual abstinence behavior was higher than that of males (p<0.001), there were no significant differences in the STI knowledge test. Regarding sex education, 32.4–59.5% of students had received education on STIs. Students' degree of satisfaction with sexual knowledge was 10.2%, their understanding of STIs was poor, and they could not cope with having a checkup. In conclusion, high school students receive insufficient education to protect themselves from STIs. Their knowledge was not related to sexual abstinence behavior and coping behavior. Therefore, schools in Korea should provide high school students with appropriate education on STI prevention and coping behavior. In addition, an environment that facilitates consultation and clinics for helping young people deal with sexual problems should be provided.
Journal Title
Universal Journal of Public Health
ISSN
23318880
23318945
Publisher
Horizon Research Publishing
Volume
6
Issue
5
Start Page
274
End Page
283
Published Date
2018
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Copyright©2018 by authors, all rights reserved. Authors agree that this article remains permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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