Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Valeologic knowledge in adolescent girls studied at secondary and professional schools

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №2 Pages: 306-308
Heading: Pediatrics Article type: Short message
Authors: Kunina A.M., Kunina S.V., Gumeniuk О.I., Chernenkov Yu.V.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The purpose: The study was performed to estimate the valeologic knowledge in adolescent girls. Material and methods: The study included 169 girls (aged 12-18). The anonymous questioning, the lessons on a healthy life style and sexual education were conducted. Results: The investigation showed that girls have had low level of the healthy life style and sexual education. More than half of girls in this study had no accurate understanding about the menstruation, normal sexual development. After the healthy life style lessons among the girls the level of valeologic knowledge was increased in 1.5-5 times. Conclusion: The awareness among girls on issues related to sexual and reproductive health through valeologic and sex education may be developed by means of school programs.

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