International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017

STD Awareness among Male in Ahsa

Fatima J. Alissa | Rehab A. albinessa | Safa A. Almomen | Rabab M. Alshakhiss | Abeer A. Alkhawaj | Abdulraheem A. Almubarak | Reem S. AlQahtani | Hawra S. Alherz | Mohammed A. Almumen | Mohammed A. Alkuwayti | Khadijah M. Bohaligah | Maryam M. Bohaligah | Rashed A. Boshushah

Abstract: Introduction Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) now is major issue related mostly to young people in either developed or developing countries. Poor knowledge of STD is one of the causes of increase incidence as it will lead to carelessness of these diseases especially in young people. Very few studies in Saudi Arabia either showing the incidence or awareness of STD. Aim This study aimed to evaluates the awareness of STD among male population and to know attitude of male towards STDs in Ahsa community, eastern Saudi Arabia. Method cross -sectional Self-Administrated surveys have been distributed to 400 male visitors for 40 Primary Health Care centers in Ahsa, eastern Saudi Arabia by selecting 10 participants from each one. Result About 377 gentlemen completed questionnaires with mean age of 29.21. most of participants heard about STD before (84.6 %). Only 13.0 % heard about Chlamydia before, 74.5 % heard about Gonorrhea, 59.2 % heard about Syphilis, 47.2 % heard about Herpes and only 15.4 % heard about human Papilloma Virus before.348 (92.3 %) claim they know how to protect their selves from STDs, while only 189 participants of them answered when we asked them how you will do, and only 103 answered truly which represent 54.5 % of people who answered. Conclusion Most of male in Ahsa heard about STDs, few of them know how to protect their selves from it. Education should be much better to prevent STDs to occur

Keywords: STD, Awareness, Chlamydia, Human papilloma virus, Syphilis

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,

Pages: 1584 - 1586

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