:: Volume 21, Issue 8 (11-2016) ::
__Armaghane Danesh__ 2016, 21(8): 816-829 Back to browse issues page
Reproductive Health Needs Assessment of Girl and Boy Teenagers
M Shakour 1, N Yamani2, S Ehsanpou3, SH Alizadeh4
1- Medical education research center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, , ms.shakour@gmail.com
2- Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical
3- Department of medical Education, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences,Isfahan, Iran
4- Department of midwifery, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran.
Abstract:   (2620 Views)

Background & aim: Reproductive health of puberty is very important in the cycle of Life. Adolescence is a very important period of time in cycle of life and it is followed by physical, psychological and social changes. Therefore the aim of this study was needs assessment of reproductive health for adolescence as a first and principal step in curriculum planning for health services.

Methods: This study was qualitative like the most needs assessments and the method was content analysis. Data gathering was done by semi structured interview. We used two focus groups (7and 10persons) for needs assessment of reproductive health between girls, and personal interview with 10 boys. We did content analysis and then extracted the main themes and sub themes.

Results: Adolescent girls had diverse needs in four groups: experiences related to menstruation and hygiene, social needs, sexual needs and psychological needs. Also adolescent boys had three groups of needs like physical changes, psychological and sexual needs. In physical needs group they had some needs like no knowledge of symptoms of adolescence, no knowledge of hygiene related to puberty. In psychological needs group they had some needs like feeling depression and in sexual needs group they had some needs like tendency to make contacts with girls, no knowledge of communication with people with different sex.

Conclusion: Education and the systematic planning in reproductive health matters are necessary for parents, teachers and adolescents, and they are known as the prior needs.

Keywords: Puberty, Reproductive health, Needs assessment
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/17 | Accepted: 2016/11/6 | Published: 2016/11/12


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