Effect of Seminar on the Parental Role in Reproductive Health Communication with Adolescents in Cirebon, West Java

Yeni Fitrianingsih and Diyah Sri Yuhandini


Study Program of Midwifery, School of Health Polytechnics,

Ministry of Health, Tasikmalaya



Background: The reasons of adolescents engage in sexual activity are diverse. Several inter­ventions to promote sexual and reproductive health have been deve­lo­p­ed ­and im­ple­mented, main­ly targeting school-going young people. Due to the con­se­qu­ences of the sexual disease pan­de­mic, parents are making attempts to com­municate with their chil­dren about reproductive health. This study aimed to deter­mine the effect of seminar on the parental role in reproductive health commu­ni­cation with adolescents in Cirebon, West Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasi-experiment with pre and posttest group de­sign con­duc­ted in Cirebon, West Java. A sample of 60 students was selected by sim­ple random sampling. The dependent variable was reproductive health communication. The independent variable was semi­nar on the parental role. The data was collected by questionnaire and analyzed by t test.

Results: Knowledge of reproductive health among the adolescents was higher after the inter­vention than before the intervention, and it was statistically significant.

Conclusion: Seminar on the parental role is effective to enhace reproductive health communication for adolescents.

Keywords: parental role, reproductive health communication, adolescents

Correspondence: Yeni Fitrianingsih. Study Program of Midwifery, Study Program of Midwifery, School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health, Tasikmalaya, West Java. Email: yfitrianingsih44@gmail.com. Mobile: 082116122264.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.02.28


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