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Knowledge and perception of sexual health education and condom use among STI patients india
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7393-796X
School of Public Health, Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Ministry of Education, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
2014 (English)In: International STD Research & Reviews, ISSN 2347-5196, Vol. 2, no 2, 74-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims: To explore the knowledge of STI, HIV/AIDS and condom use behaviour among men and women who have been medically treated and not treated for STIs in relation to socio-demographic  factors.  Furthermore,  the  study  will  explore  the  perceptions  of adolescent sexual health education at school in the aforementioned group.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in all Indian member states during 2005-2006.

Methodology: Using nationally representative samples, a cross sectional study of 8924 women and 1644 men (2948 women & 745 men received medical treatment for STIs) were  used  to  examine  their  knowledge,  condom  use  behaviour  and  perception  of adolescent sexual health education at school. Chi-square analysis was performed.

Results:  Gher proportions of respondents who were urban residents, higher educated and more  affluent received medical treatment for STIs compared to their rural, less educated and poorer peers. More women (43%) who reported condom use during their last  sexual  intercourse received treatment vs.  the  group  not  using  condoms (32%). Proportionally, more women and men who had heard about STIs and HIV/AIDS answered in favor of girl’s and boy’s sexual health education, condom use and HIV/AIDS education compared to their peers who did not hear about STIs and HIV/AIDS. Even after receiving treatment respondents reported not having enough information about STIs, or HIV/AIDS. STI patients suggested that sexuality education should be added to school curriculum for a better understanding of the diseases in the general population.

Conclusion: Indian policy makers should place emphasis on providing necessary preventive information about STIs through different channels such as treatment centers,

school curriculums and awareness campaigns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Haryana, India: Sciencedomain International , 2014. Vol. 2, no 2, 74-87 p.
Keyword [en]
Condom use behavior, knowledge, sexuality education, sexually transmitted diseases
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-41210DOI: 10.9734/ISRR/2014/10888OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-41210DiVA: diva2:779909
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-13 Last updated: 2017-03-08Bibliographically approved

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