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. 2017; 2(2): 12-17


Health knowledge of medical students about family planning and sexually transmitted diseases

Elif Okşan Çalıkoğlu; Banu Bedir; Sinan Yılmaz; Ayşegül Aydın.

Abstract
Introduction: To determine the level of knowledge about Family
Planning (FP) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) in the first and sixth
grade students of Atatürk University Medical Faculty.Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was
carried out in the academic year of 2014-2015 and the universe constitutes
first and last year students of the Faculty of Medicine. Participation in the
survey was 76%. A questionnaire form prepared in accordance with the literature
and pre-tested and the students was applied with face-to-face interview
technique. In the analysis of the data, descriptive statistics and chi-square
test were used.Results: The average age of the students is 21.9 ± 2.9.
48.5% of the students are girls, 51.5% are males, 60.2% are first class and
39.8% are in last grade. 11,8% of first-year students and 29,5% of last-year
students correctly stated the AP definition. 40% of first-year students and
68.2% of last-year students said they had information about STDs.





Conclusion: There was a significant difference between the
first and last classes in terms of the knowledge of FP definition and level of
knowledge about STDs. It has been determined that the information resources of
students about FP and STD are frequently health personnel and internet. It is
important for medical faculty students to have more FP and STD issues in their
education curriculum, to be able to overcome possible problems and to be
helpful for the community.



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