Reproductive Health of Early Adolescents in the Islamic Perspective: A Qualitative Study in Indonesia
Lidia Hastuti, MPH; Yayi Suryo Prabandari, PhD; Prof. Djauhar Ismail; Prof. Moh. Hakimi

Background: Unsafe sexual behavior among adolescents is due to lack of knowledge and understanding of adolescents on reproductive health. Islam teaches parents obliged to educate and illustrate the various matters relating to reproductive health, but parents still consider explanations about reproductive health in adolescents is a ‘taboo’ and embarrassing. Purpose: This study aimed to explore on adolescent reproductive health in view of the Islamic perspective. Methods: The qualitatif study of phenomenologi. Study involving 26 partisipans consisting of parents, teachers, religious leaders, and staf of religious ministry. Participants were selected by maximum variation purposeful sampling. Analysis of data using thematic analysis. Results: Reproductive healthy have been described in the religion of Islam. It is not taboo to talk about reproductive health issues in Islam and it was already contained in the Al-Qur’an. The Parents feel embarrassed to explain and lack of understanding of reproductive health, and thought it best described by teachers in schools. Conclusions: Islam teaches that parents are obliged to provide an understanding early on reproductive health openly with regard to manners and how to deliver. This study recommended reproductive health education model program approach to religion, especially Islam.

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