KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, PERCEPTIONS & AND BELIEFS ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH AMONG MALE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN PAKISTAN

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Fahad Asim
Sadia Chaman
Syed Muhammad Ali
Iqra Saleem
Asra Iftikhar
Muhammad Waqar
Mazhar Javed
Sanaullah Umair
Furqan Hamid
Faiza Naeem
Muhammad Sarfraz
Abdul Qader

Keywords

Knowledge, attitude, Perception, beliefs, Sex education, Sexual Health, sexuality, masturbation

Abstract

Abstract:


 


Background: 


Sexual health is an important part of emotional and physical health. In many societies, this subject of sexuality is considered a social taboo even today.  With little or no teaching on sexual health, misconceptions are inevitable.


Aims: 


The study was carried out to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions about reproductive and sexual health among male university students in Pakistan.


Method:


A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among male students from various universities in Pakistan. Structured questionnaires were developed and distributed among a sample population of about 400 male students and were collected as a research instrument. For this research male university students of various medical and non-medical departments were included


Results:


Knowledge, attitude, perceptions and beliefs of medical students are higher than the non-medical students. However, the percentage of knowledge is not that much high as required. Inadequate sex education is considered to be the biggest barrier.


 


 

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