KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AMONG MALE INDONESIAN ADOLESCENTS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL VS ISLAMIC BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTSDEVI ARTAMI SUSETIATI, JESSLYN AMELIA AND SATITI RETNO PUDJIATI
Adolescence is a period that is prone to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). In Indonesia, students can choose to study in a senior high school or in an Islamic boarding school. Students in the Islamic boarding school are restricted to use cellular phone that can cause difficulties in getting the information related to STDs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the differences between senior high school students and Islamic boarding school students regarding their knowledge and attitude towards STDs. This is a descriptive study with data collected by an assisted questionnaire. Fisherâs exact test was used to analyze the association between categorical variables. A total of 102 male students aged 14-17 years old were included in this study. A good knowledge of STDs was seen in all senior high school students compared to 60.5% in Islamic boarding school students. Almost all students (93%) on both groups have a positive attitude towards STDs. In conclusion, senior high school students have better knowledge than Islamic boarding school students, but no significant difference was found in their attitude towards STDs.