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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 37-40

Attitude on Premarital Sex and Knowledge on Contraception among the Teenage Girls

Alphilin Jose1, Anusmitha Santhosh1, Ann Reeja Kuruvilla1, Anumol George1, Dhanya K Thomas1, Reshma Lolita Pinto1, Tintu C Joseph2

1Associate Professor, MIMS College of Nursing, Malappuram, Kerala
2Final Year B.Sc Nursing Students, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore - 575002

Corresponding Author: Alphilin Jose


Introduction: Premarital sex and lack of knowledge regarding contraception are the main causes of teenage pregnancy. Teenage pregnancy is directly related to high incidence of pregnancy related complications contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality and social problems.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were

  1. To assess the attitude of teenage students towards premarital sex
  2. To assess the knowledge of teenage students regarding contraception
  3. To find the correlation between attitude regarding premarital sex and knowledge on contraception of teenage students

Materials and methods: A descriptive survey was done among 100 teenage students using attitude scale and structured knowledge questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The findings of the present study revealed that all the teenage students (100%) were having negative attitude towards premarital sex and more than half of the subjects (55%) had very good knowledge on contraception. The study also found a weak positive correlation between attitude towards premarital sex and knowledge on contraception (p =0.033).
Conclusion: The study concluded that none of the teenager had positive attitude towards premarital sex and majority had very good knowledge on contraception.

Key words: Attitude, Knowledge, Premarital sex, contraception, teenage students

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