Giving Reproductive Education To Adolescent Girls Through Application

Main Article Content

Dorjbalam Gansukh
Egshiglen Batbold
Jargaltulga Ulziijargal
Nominzul Ganbold
Purevsod Lkhagvasuren
Khatanzaya Sukhgerel
Khash-Erdene Dash
Byambasuren Dashnyam

Abstract

Introduction


In recent years, the number of unintended pregnancies, abortions and Sexual Transmitted Infections among adolescent girls in Mongolia has been increasing due to inadequate reproductive health education. Regarding this issue, we see possibilities of a solution through a mobile application.


Method


Among total 4 disparate high schools in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, are selected randomly from public and private schools and educated 213 students regarding reproductive health. To evaluate girls’ fundamental understandings of the sex education, test issued by the WHO was obtained pre and after instruction..


Findings


33% of all students scored less than 60% or had insufficient comprehension reproductive health education.  43% of students obtained information about this concept


from their health subject syllabus and 41% by social media on their own. 35% informed that they prefer an e-doctor or mobile application to get sex education and any other related issues however, 49% of them prefered e-doctor for advice if it is confidential. Among those who found it difficult to obtain information about reproductive  education.


 


 


Proposed solution(s)


Create a section for teenage girls in the EMCH (DOCTOR) application



  • Telemedicine or online screening, early detection and counseling section: Girls can consult a professional gynecologist about their reproductive health issues


Workforces:



  • Physician: Physicians who are responsible for performing examination and diagnosis as well as provide advice on sexual education will be chosen by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education,

  • Reproductive education section: comprehensible information on girls' health, physiology and more,

  • Welfare support section: Using the MEDICAID system for people who are in need,

  • Free section: Menstrual calendar, and experience sharing video blogs.


Conclusion


Inadequate sexual health education among adolescent girls is mostly associated with other psychological issues, such as hesitation and anxiety. Therefore, we need to provide health education applications using mobile phones and other communication technologies.

Article Details

How to Cite
Gansukh, D., Batbold, E., Ulziijargal, J., Ganbold, N., Lkhagvasuren, P., Sukhgerel, K., Dash, K.-E. and Dashnyam, B. (2022) “Giving Reproductive Education To Adolescent Girls Through Application”, Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Available at: https://jamsa.amsa-international.org/index.php/main/article/view/467 (Accessed: 20August2022).
Section
White Papers (AMSA Intl Academic Competition)

References

-