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ID 115751
Author
Llave, Cecilia L. University of the Philippines
Tuliao, Maria Teresa Reyes City Health Department of Muntinlupa
Yamashita, Tadashi Kobe City College of Nursing
Matsuo, Hiroya Kobe University
Keywords
Philippines
Out-of-School Youth
STIs
Prevention Education
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The purpose of this study is to determine the current knowledge, behavior and attitude toward STI prevention among out-of-school youth in the Philippines. Anonymous self-administered questionnaires were distributed separately to 28 out-of-school youth (15 male, 12 female, one unspecified). The mean age of the subjects was 18.0 ± 3.0 years, with an overall age range of 15 to 24 years. The female respondents were younger than the male respondents on average. The out-of-school youth obtained information on STIs mainly from the media, and had fewer information sources than in-school students. Although the out-of-school youth had insufficient knowledge of STIs compared to the students, they were fairly knowledgeable about cervical cancer. They were also more sexually active than the students. The out-of-school youth consulted their parents on STI prevention, but received insufficient knowledge on STI prevention from just this source. It was concluded that out-of-school youth could constitute a high risk demographic for STIs, and health education may be essential to help them protect themselves from STIs.
Journal Title
Universal Journal of Public Health
ISSN
23318880
23318945
Publisher
Horizon Research Publishing
Volume
5
Issue
3
Start Page
127
End Page
134
Published Date
2017
Rights
Copyright©2017 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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