Safe Sex Knowledge, Attitude, And Perception Among Female Public Health Undergraduate Students In Patumthanee, Thailand
In Thailand, the rate of sexually transmitted diseases patients overall was found the highest rank in the age group of 15-24 years. The ratio of male to female ratio was 1: 2.21. The precise information in safe sex knowledge, attitude, and perception among young people in Thailand was insufficient. The aim of this study was to assess female public health undergraduate students’ knowledge, attitude, and perception toward safe sex practices.
Method— A cross sectional study was conducted between January 15 and February 15, 2015 in Patumthanee province, Thailand. The instrument used in this study was a self-administered questionnaire. The data were analyzed using SPSS 17. The statistical significance level used was 0.05.
Results— 56% of the students (n=28) ever had sexual experience, and the age at their first sex was 15 years. Among all of the students, their knowledge was found at the average level, had the positive attitude, and had the good perception toward safe sex practices.
Conclusion and recommendation— Public health students play the crucial role for the leadership of health care representative in the future. It is crucial for implementing the education that promotes the safe sex with merging of appropriated gender, cultural, norms, and the innovative issue.
Index Terms- safe sex, KAP, public health students, undergraduate student