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Knowledge on Human Reproduction and Attitude toward Pre-Marital Sex among Students of Samar State University

Abstract

The problem of premarital sex and teenage pregnancy is considerably worse in the Philippines (Raymundo, 2007:19). In her study on premarital sex among Filipino high school adolescents, Raymundo found out that there was a rising number of Filipino youth engaging in sexual intercourse before marriage. Twenty percent of this number involves students at the secondary school level. And that these sexual activities are usually unplanned, unwanted and unsafe.
Samar State University is not exempted to this situation. A lot of cases on teenage pregnancies have been noted almost every year. Just this school year, observation showed that teen-age pregnancies occurred in almost all of the colleges of this university. Despite this trend, little is known about the students' knowledge on human reproduction and attitude toward pre-marital sex.
In light of all these, the researches ventured into this study of discovering the knowledge on human reproduction and attitude towards pre-marital sex among college students of Samar State University that paved the way in providing inputs for recommendations in educating the young people specifically the students on human reproductive concerns that directly affect and empower them to make informed and appropriate choices on how to protect their health and retain moral value.
This study concluded with the findings that Student-respondents' attitude toward pre-marital sex is significantly related to age, sex, year level, average family income, parents' educational background, engagement to premarital sex and knowledge on Human Reproduction.

Objectives

This study determined the knowledge on human reproduction and attitude towards pre-marital sex among students of Samar State University. Furthermore, the findings of the study provided inputs for recommendations that will educate the young people specifically the students and human reproductive concerns that directly affect and empower them to make informed and appropriated choices on how to protect their health and retain moral values.


 
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