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Anoosheh M, Niknami S, Tavakoli R, Faghihzadeh S. Preliminary Study of Puberty Education in Adolescent Girls: A Qualitative Research. IJPCP. 2003; 9 (2) :64-70
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-193-en.html
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Objectives:The basic essences in the puberty education of adolescent girls were studied in this re- search.

Method:Using a qualitative method, this project evaluated 10 girls along with their mothers and 10 middle school health instructors with at least 12 years of work experience in the adolescence health care field. The girls had to meet the conditions of having experienced the minimum of three menstrual- tion periods, living with their parents, and attending one of Tehran’s middle school.To collect data, semi structured interviews were conducted and to analyze the findings, constant comparative analysis was used.

Findings: The significant variables were identified as shame and embarrassment by the adolescent girls as well as their mothers and the instructors regarding the process of puberty education, negli- gence on the part of the mothers and instructors in the girls’ preparation and puberty education, lack of puberty education, and little awareness and insufficient understanding and knowledge of the girls, their mothers, and the instructors about the course of puberty.

Results: This study showed the presence of shame and embarrassment in adolescent girls, their mo- thers, and the health care instructors along with lack of suitable educational program and awareness on the part of the mothers and instructors about the physical and psychological changes of puberty period. A more comprehensive evaluation is required for further generalization of the results.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/10/24

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