Evaluation of knowledge and attitude of eskisehir osmangazi university medical and agricultural faculty's students on sexually transmitted diseases and family planning Eskis ̧ehir osmangazi üniversitesi tıp ve mühendislik fakültesi öǧrencilerinin cinsel yolla bulaşan hastalıklar ve aile planlaması konusundaki bilgi ve tutumlarının deǧerlendirilmesi

Özalp S., TANIR H. M., Ilgin H., Karataş A., Ilgin B.

Duzce Medical Journal, vol.14, no.3, pp.18-21, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Duzce Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-21
  • Keywords: Contraception, Family planning, STDs, University student
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate attitude and level of knowledge of the students from faculty of medicine and engineering about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and family planning(FP). Methods: A total number of 208 students (72 medical faculty and 136 from faculty of engineering) were included into the study. A questionnaire, composed of 18 questions regarding STDs and FP was conducted. Results: Most of the students (98.6%) were aware of HIV/AIDS. The least known STD was gonorrhea (12.5%). Medical students were more aware of gonorrhea, compared to other group (22.2%vs7.4%, p<0.01). Of all students, 48.1% thought that coitus interruptus (CI) was an effective modern contraceptive method. Conclusion: The resarch results showed that the university students were needed more information about STD and effective FP methods. © 2012 Düzce Medical Journal.