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The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students

Sebnem Alanya Tosun, Ilkin Seda Can, Muhammet Bulut.

Abstract
Introduction: This survey was conducted to determine the change in knowledge, opinions, and attitudes about reproductive health after increasing their awareness of basic reproductive health by a training seminar in the first-fourth year university students.
Materials and methods: Of the total 1200 students, 154 participated in the descriptive study. The data were obtained by a questionnaire prepared and applied by researchers before and after the training seminar on basic reproductive health under observation. The students who participated in the study were divided into two groups according to their age group as ≤20 and >20 years. Questionnaire data were evaluated and their correct answers were calculated.
Results: The mean value of correct answers after the training seminar was significantly higher than that before the training seminar (p<0,05). In both the ≤20- and >20- years-old students, the median value of correct answers after the training seminar was significantly higher than those before the training seminar (p<0,05). The median value of correct answers before the training seminar in the ≤20-years-old students was significantly higher than that in the >20-years-old students (p<0,05). The median values of correct answers after the training seminar in the ≤20- and >20-years-old students were found comparable (p>0,05).
Conclusion: The findings of the current study revealed that increasing awareness about basic reproductive health provided considerable improvement in their knowledge about reproductive health parameters. Regular meetings with university students can improve their knowledge and attitudes about reproductive health.
Keywords: Reproductive health; university student; knowledge; opinion; attitude; menstruation

Key words: Reproductive health; university student; knowledge; opinion; attitude; menstruation


 
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Tosun SA, Can IS, Bulut M. The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students. Ulutas Med J. 2021; 7(1): 13-21. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900


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Tosun SA, Can IS, Bulut M. The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students. http://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=47833 [Access: March 29, 2021]. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900


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Tosun SA, Can IS, Bulut M. The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students. Ulutas Med J. 2021; 7(1): 13-21. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Tosun SA, Can IS, Bulut M. The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students. Ulutas Med J. (2021), [cited March 29, 2021]; 7(1): 13-21. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900



Harvard Style

Tosun, S. A., Can, . I. S. & Bulut, . M. (2021) The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students. Ulutas Med J, 7 (1), 13-21. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900



Turabian Style

Tosun, Sebnem Alanya, Ilkin Seda Can, and Muhammet Bulut. 2021. The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 7 (1), 13-21. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900



Chicago Style

Tosun, Sebnem Alanya, Ilkin Seda Can, and Muhammet Bulut. "The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 7 (2021), 13-21. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tosun, Sebnem Alanya, Ilkin Seda Can, and Muhammet Bulut. "The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 7.1 (2021), 13-21. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tosun, S. A., Can, . I. S. & Bulut, . M. (2021) The Effect of Raising Basic Reproductive Health Awareness on the Knowledge of Female University Students. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 7 (1), 13-21. doi:10.5455/umj.20210121080900