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Beliefs and Practices on Sexuality and Reproductive Health Among Students in Samar College

, MarkJobe Alberca Cayabo

Abstract: The study is to determined the beliefs and practices on sexuality and reproductive health among Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEEd) and Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSEd). There were 304 respondents comprised of 191 females and 113 male, ages raging from 18-29 year old. In this study research design utilized the descriptive and inferential design in order to assess sexuality and reproductive health. A survey with the use of a structured questionnaire for data collection that was modified from the Illustrative questionnaire for Interview-Surveys with Young People by John Cleland. Questionnaire covered BSEd and BEEd students of the College of Education, who has reached puberty but has not yet been married. Scores was carefully recorded and ensure the data collected were accurate. Data was used in the analysis and interpretation of data on age, sex, and socio-economic status of the subjects and respondents. Student-respondents were conscious over the issue of gender and sexuality but they have misconceptions that leads in answering undecided in the instrument. The extent of student-respondents practice of natural contraception was “slightly practiced” where withdrawal was highest. The extent of student-respondents practice of artificial contraception was “never practiced”. Student-respondents were aware of the presence of Reproductive Health (RH) Law in the country but they have misconceptions over the Law like on abortion and policy concerning women. There was no significant difference on their knowledge of gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health Law, natural contraception across all year level concerned and practice of artificial contraception.
Keywords: sexuality / Surveys / Reproductive health / practice / contraception / structured / Student Respondents

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