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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2003, 8(2): 55-63 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge of high school girls regarding reproductive health in Shiraz, Iran
M Ansari Lari , N Hadi
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Introduction & Objective: Considering the importance of reproductive health and in order to determine the knowledge of girl high school students about several aspects of reproductive health the present study was done. Materials & Methods: Using cluster random sampling, 546 questionnaires were filled in eight high schools in Shiraz. Results: The results showed that these adolescents have acceptable knowledge about appropriate age for first pregnancy (mean age: 23), number of desired children (86% agreed with two or one) and the suitable interval between the birth of them (mean interval: 3.7 years). On the other hand their knowledge about the highest permitted age for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI) was disappointing, 28% of them agreed with pregnancy between age 35-50 and 31.3% had not any information about STI. Conclusion: These results indicate the need for attention of health care providers for further educational planning
Keywords: Reproductive health, Knowledge, Gir
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/16 | Accepted: 2015/06/16 | Published: 2015/06/16
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Ansari Lari M, Hadi N. Knowledge of high school girls regarding reproductive health in Shiraz, Iran. Armaghane danesh. 2003; 8 (2) :55-63
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