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Assessing iranian adolescent girls' needs for sexual and reproductive health information

Mosavi, S.A. and Babazadeh, R. and Najmabadi, K.M. and Shariati, M. (2014) Assessing iranian adolescent girls' needs for sexual and reproductive health information. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55 (1). pp. 107-113. ISSN 1054139X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Purpose To explore the views and experiences of adolescent girls and key adults regarding the necessity of providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services for adolescent girls in Iran. Methods This was a qualitative study; the data were coded and categorized in content analysis by MAXQDA10 and were gathered through focus groups with adolescent girls and their mothers and semi-structured interviews with school counselors, sociologists, health providers, state and nongovernmental directors of health programs, clergy, and health policy makers in the Iranian cities of Mashhad, Tehran, Shahroud, and Qom. Results There were six main reasons for the need to provide SRH services for adolescent girls: a lack of adequate knowledge about SRH, easy access to inaccurate information sources, cultural and social changes, increasing risky sexual behaviors among adolescents, religion's emphasis on sex training of children and adolescents, and the existence of cultural taboos. Conclusions Most participants confirmed the necessity of providing SRH services for adolescent girls, so instead of talking about provision or non-provision of these services, it is important for policy makers to plan and provide SRH services that can be consistent with cultural and religious values for adolescent girls. © 2014 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Adolesc. Health [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 24560307 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Reproductive Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Hafte teer Square, Shahroud, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medicine Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent girls, Information, Iran, Qualitative study, Sexual and reproductive health, administrative personnel, adolescent, adolescent health, adolescent sexual behavior, article, content analysis, cultural factor, female, government, health care policy, health education, high risk behavior, human, Iran, medical information, mother, normal human, priority journal, qualitative research, reproductive health, semi structured interview, sexual health, social change, sociologist, taboo, teacher, adult, attitude to health, child psychology, clergy, education, health care personnel, information processing, interview, middle aged, needs assessment, psychology, religion, reproductive health, sexual education, statistics and numerical data, young adult, Adolescent, Adult, Clergy, Cultural Characteristics, Female, Focus Groups, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Personnel, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Iran, Middle Aged, Mothers, Needs Assessment, Psychology, Adolescent, Qualitative Research, Religion and Sex, Reproductive Health, Sex Education, Young Adult
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 07:14
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 08:02
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1779

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