Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A study to identify the sexual health problems of young married women in selected urban slums of Madurai, Tamil Nadu



Address:   Juliet Sylvia1*, Dr. Basavanthappa2, Dr. Richard3
1Doctoral Student cum Professor in Nursing, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai -20
2Guide, Principal , Rajarajeswai College of Nursing ,Bangalore .
3Consultantant in Biostatistics, CMCH, Vellore.
*Corresponding Authors
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ABSTRACT:
Background: There are significant gaps in the scientific literature concerning sexual problems of young women the sexual health of young women have not received adequate attention. Objective: To study the sexual health problems of young women in selected slums. These study findings would help in preparing appropriate strategies for promoting the sexual health of women. Methods: Using survey approach 155 young women in the age group of 15-24 years were interviewed. Their current levels of sexual problems were assessed using modified Brief index of Sexual Functioning for women. Results: only 30% of the participants had reported about sexual health problems. Among that head ache, anxiety, pain during sexual activity, sexual humiliation and sex without consent were experienced by nearly 10% of the participants. Conclusion: Further studies are required to study this sensitive area in–depth. Nurses must be equipped with the necessary skills to provide Youth friendly sexual health services.
KEYWORDS:
Sexual health, Sexual health problems
Cite:
Juliet Sylvia, Basavanthappa, Richard. A study to identify the sexual health problems of young married women in selected urban slums of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(4): Oct-Dec. 2012; Page 197-201.
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