Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Students on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Selected Government Senior High Schools in Cimahi

  • Stikes Jenderal A. Yani Cimahi


Adolescents‘ reproductive health in Indonesia is of growing concern. Over the past decade, unintended pregnancy resulted from pre-marital sexual intercourse and unsafe sex behaviors tend to be increasing. Lack of reproductive health knowledge was a major cause of such risky behavior. The need for sexuality education for youth has been articulated, and numerous activities in Indonesia, especially West Java, have been directed at young people. The overall problem arises from the lack of information that is supported by the characteristics of the adolescents who are in the process of growth and development. This research is a descriptive quantitative research design, descriptive research was used describe the level of knowledge, skills and attitudes of adolescent sex behavior in Senior High School. Self-assessed knowledge of the adolescent on sexual and reproductive health in High schools were assessed as Either Agree or Disagree, with numerical mean ratings of 2.99, that attitude as Either Agree or Disagree (EAD), with mean ratings of 2.91, and the practices as agree or Disagree, with an overall mean score of 3.07. The adolescent strongly agreed on their self-assessed knowledge on sexual and reproductive health with the characteristics sex of adolescent boys is wet dreams, and Menarche among girls and growth around the genitals, and disagree on attitude with statement: I think sex before marriage is acceptable to the origin of the agreement; and to the practices was either good or bad; but agreed on statement ― I abstain from sexual activity to prevent pregnancies”.