Explaining sexual health education needs of pre-marriage couples: A Qualitative Study

Bostani khalesi, Zahra and Simbar, Masoumeh and Azin, Seyed Ali (2015) Explaining sexual health education needs of pre-marriage couples: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences, 4 (3). pp. 290-303. ISSN 2645-6109

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Introduction: Knowledge about sexual health is one of the basic needs of young couples. Knowledge of sexual health is effective on the individual's health and family stability. However, a comprehensive sexual health education program does not exist in the health care system. The present study aimed to explore the sexual health education needs of engaged couples. Method: This qualitative study was conducted using conventional content analysis. Subjects were selected through purposive sampling. Data were collected through in-depth individual interviews and 1 focus group discussion, with 38 individuals and 9 interviews with the key informants. All interviews were recorded and transcribed. The data were analyzed using content analysis method and the MAXQDA software. Results: Through extraction of main codes, the couples’ needs were classified in 4 main categories of bio-psychological, social-moral, religious-moral, and educational-cultural. The main categories also included several subcategories that were explained with the statements of participants. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that engaged couples require particular knowledge and skills in bio-psychological, social-moral, religious-moral, and educational-cultural dimensions that are ignored in the current premarital educational programs. Therefore, presentation of this study results to health authorities for the implementation of need-based educational programs can increase the effectiveness of premarital education. Keywords: Sexual health, Qualitative study, Needs assessment

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Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Depositing User: amiri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 12:15
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2019 19:24
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/30604

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