Usage of Information Media toward Teenage Girl Knowledge about Reproductive Health at Bangkalan Regency

Uswatun Khasanah, Sutio Rahardjo, Anis Nurlaili


Information media, as a disseminator of persuasive information, has caused many people, especially teenagers, to use the media as a positive means to participate in the delivery of information on adolescent reproductive health. The aim of this study is to determine the effect usage of information media toward teenage girl knowledge aboutreproductive health in Bangkalan regency. It was an analytic survey with cross-sectional design. On this study there were 64 high-school female students aged 16-19 years. Sampling technique used on this study was cluster random sampling. Data was collected by questionnaire, and analyzed by Rank Spearman Test. Result of this study shows that 37 (57.8%) female students usage information media well and 44 (68.8%) female students have good knowledge of adolescent reproductive health. The Spearman Rank test results found that the p-value is greater than the significance value (0.396> 0.05). Thus, it is concluded that there is no effect of information media toward teenage girl knowledge about reproductive health. The usage of information media on reproductive health is very important to improve knowledge of adolescent reproductive health. However, it is affected more by the willingness of each individual adolescent him/herself. Most adolescents utilize information media only for fun, for instance to view pictures/videos.
Keywords: Adolescent, Reproductive health, Information media, Knowledge

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