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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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A study to identify the sexual health problems of young married women in selected urban slums of Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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.
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.
Sexual health, Sexual health problems
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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