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Knowledge of Teenage Girls on Breast Self-Examination Behavior (BSE)

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Breast Self-Examination (BSE) in the early detection of breast cancer can be done by teenage girls at an early stage. Early detection of breast cancer can reduce mortality by 25-30%. The results of a preliminary study of 6 teenage girls there are 4 young women who have never practiced BSE routinely after menstruation. This type of research is a quantitative survey, with a cross-sectional approach. The population in this study were all Teenage Girls Class X SMK Negeri 2 Karawang. Sampling was carried out in a total population with a sample of 150 respondents. Data was collected by distributing questionnaires using google Forms. The data analysis technique used was univariate and bivariate with a chi-square test. Univariate analysis showed that of the 150 respondents studied there were 96 respondents (64%) who had low knowledge, and 126 people (84%) of class X teenage girls had never done BSE. Chi-square statistical test showed a significant relationship between knowledge about breast self-examination (BSE) and BSE behavior with a p-value of 0.02. It was concluded that there was a need for counseling from health workers about reproductive health for teenage girls, especially about the practice of breast self-examination (BSE), as early detection of breast cancer.

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Knowledge Behavior BSE

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Rohani Siregar. (2022). Knowledge of Teenage Girls on Breast Self-Examination Behavior (BSE). International Conference on Health Sciences, 8(1), 62–65. https://doi.org/10.29238/ichs.v8i1.1281

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