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Parents’ Experience in Giving Reproductive Health Education to Children

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Background: children need to know about reproductive health and sexuality from an early age in order to avoid risky sexual behavior and reproductive health problems. Parents have a major role in providing reproductive health education but they have limitations for information. Purpose of the study: to find out the description of parents’ experience in providing reproductive health education for children. Research methodology: The research design was qualitative with a phenomenological approach. This research was carried out from April 2018 to August 2019. This research was conducted at PKK 30 Argomulyo Sedayu Kindergarten, Bantul, Yogyakarta. The population was parents of PKK 30 Kindergarten students Argomulyo Sedayu Bantul. The sampling technique used purposive sampling and adjusted to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The main participants in this study were 8 parents and 1 teacher as supporting participants. The research instrument was the researcher themselves. The data collection used semi-structured interview techniques. Data analysis used the Collaizi method. The results of the study: were 3 themes, namely; 1) Reproductive health education is provided according to the needs of children, 2) Parents have an obstacle in providing reproductive health education, 3) Religion and social norms are considered by parents in providing reproductive health education. Conclusion: It is important that reproductive health education is given to children from an early age and adjusted to the child's developmental stage

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Dewi Kusumaningtyas, & Dwi Juwartini. (2022). Parents’ Experience in Giving Reproductive Health Education to Children. International Conference on Health Sciences, 8(1), 33–38. https://doi.org/10.29238/ichs.v8i1.1275

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