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

Alphilin Jose, Anusmitha Santhoshnusmitha Santhosh, Ann Reeja Kuruvilla
2019 Zenodo  
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 To assess the attitude of teenage students towards premarital sex To assess the knowledge of teenage students regarding contraception To find the correlation between attitude regarding
more » ... ude 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.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3987838 fatcat:6buu56l4kvbnvdy6nyvbvzgqgq