عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
One of the most unknown fields in a society is the sexual maturity hygiene status among young people. More specifically, the mental and economic health of societies is being threatened by Aids and illegal and unsure abortions. The present study aims at studying the degree of awareness of and attitudes towards sexual maturity hygiene among university students in Zahedan Medical University, so that appropriate strategies may be developed to improve sexual Maturity Hygiene among university students. Method:
A stratified random sample of 200 students studying at Zahedan Medical University during 1386 were included in the present study. The data gathering instrument was a questionnaire developed based on WHO questionnaire by the researchers. This newly developed questionnaire was randomly given to students of both sexes. Then, the collected data on awareness and attitudes were summarized. The date then went under different statistical analyses, using SPSS14.
The participants were 200 university students ( %67 females, %33 males ) studying at Zahedan Medical University. They had a mean age of 21. However, there was a statistically significant correlation between sex and attitude of the students at p=0.001. Moreover, it was revealed that the students’ attitudes had a significant correlation with their awareness of the factors producing sexual maturity hygiene (p=0.001). Moreover, between sex and attitude, between attitude and age, between awareness and age, between university major and attitude, and also between university major and awareness, there were significant correlations observed.
Discussion and conclusion:
Maturity hygiene is one of the important factors contributing to public health. However, many people are not enjoying it. With the same token, the present study showed that among university students only %15 had enough information about maturity hygiene, the remaining %85 had either no information or scanty information about sexual maturity hygiene. Considering the fact that the participants of the study were students studying at a medical university where family birth control and family sexual hygiene are studied frequently, it can concluded that, on average, the degree of awareness of students about sexual maturity hygiene is very low ( scanty).