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J Qual Res Health Sci 2015, 4(3): 290-303 Back to browse issues page
Explaining sexual health education needs of pre-marriage couples: A Qualitative Study
mrs zahra bostani khalesi , dr masoumeh simbar, dr seyed ali azin
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Introduction: Knowledge about sexual health is one of the basic needs of young couples. Knowledge of sexual health is effective on the individual's health and family stability. However, a comprehensive sexual health education program does not exist in the health care system. The present study aimed to explore the sexual health education needs of engaged couples. Method: This qualitative study was conducted using conventional content analysis. Subjects were selected through purposive sampling. Data were collected through in-depth individual interviews and 1 focus group discussion, with 38 individuals and 9 interviews with the key informants. All interviews were recorded and transcribed. The data were analyzed using content analysis method and the MAXQDA software. Results: Through extraction of main codes, the couples’ needs were classified in 4 main categories of bio-psychological, social-moral, religious-moral, and educational-cultural. The main categories also included several subcategories that were explained with the statements of participants. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that engaged couples require particular knowledge and skills in bio-psychological, social-moral, religious-moral, and educational-cultural dimensions that are ignored in the current premarital educational programs. Therefore, presentation of this study results to health authorities for the implementation of need-based educational programs can increase the effectiveness of premarital education.

Keywords: Sexual health, Qualitative study, Needs assessment
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/24 | Accepted: 2015/08/22 | Published: 2016/02/8
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bostani khalesi Z, simbar M, azin S A. Explaining sexual health education needs of pre-marriage couples: A Qualitative Study. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2015; 4 (3) :290-303
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Volume 4, Number 3 (12-2015) Back to browse issues page
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