THE COMPARISON OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH KNOWLEDGE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE ADOLESCENTS IN JAKARTA

  • Terry Y.R. Pristya Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta
  • Ulya Q karima Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta
  • Chahya K Herbawani Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Abstract

In Indonesia, the main problem of adolescent reproductive health is the lack of reproductive health information. It occurred due to poor of their knowledge. This study aimed to compare reproductive health knowledge between female and male adolescents. This cross-sectional study was conducted by online-based survey in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 438 samples of this study consisted of 244 female and 194 male adolescents. Data was collected with Google Forms. Logistic regression was used to analyze the data of this study. A proportion of male adolescents have more poor knowledge (21.1%) than female adolescents (13.9%). The odds of male adolescents were 1.66 times more likely (95% CI 1.00-2.73) to have poor reproductive health knowledge than female adolescents. In separate analyzes between females and males, the role of education institutions has a significant relationship with reproductive health knowledge in females (P-value = 0.039). However, in male adolescents, it was not. Health promotion from educational institutions is needed to increase adolescent reproductive health knowledge, especially for male adolescents.

Author Biographies

Terry Y.R. Pristya, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Program Studi Kesehatan Masyarakat, Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan

Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Ulya Q karima, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Public Health Study Program, Faculty of Health Science

Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Chahya K Herbawani, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Public Health Study Program, Faculty of Health Science

Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Published
2024-01-30
How to Cite
PRISTYA, Terry Y.R.; KARIMA, Ulya Q; HERBAWANI, Chahya K. THE COMPARISON OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH KNOWLEDGE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE ADOLESCENTS IN JAKARTA. Kesmas Indonesia, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 38-49, jan. 2024. ISSN 2579-5414. Available at: <https://jos.unsoed.ac.id/index.php/kesmasindo/article/view/9544>. Date accessed: 21 june 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.20884/1.ki.2024.16.1.9544.