International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Qualitative Study of Sexual Education of Teenagers and its Underlying Factors Emphasizing on Interaction with Parents, Case Study
Dr. Sarvnaz Torbati, Dr. Somayeh Tajik Ismaili, Nika Khosravi

Sexual education is to apply the methods to create healthy sexual behaviors and features removing inappropriate sexual behaviors and features from human existence. In other words, sexual education is to give a series of essential psychological, physical and religious information regarding the sexual affairs related to a person and to give information and awareness to a person to better known sexual behaviors and features of opposite gender as well. The present research aims to study sexual education of teenagers in Tehran and its underlying factors emphasizing on interactions with parents. To collect data, qualitative research method and interview technique are used. To analyze data, the ground theory is employed. The obtained results lead to categories such as awareness of religious issues on sexual education, parents, awareness of sexual issues and their physical and mental effects, parents, appropriate behaviors into family, parents, awareness of and dominance on some communication skills for better communication with children, sexual education in the form of school education and parents, education and socialization and correct transfer sexual values and norms to children, existence of emotional relationships into family, supervision of schools on adolescents activities at school and cooperation with parents in this field. These concepts are categorized into three classes: family, educational or extramarital and social. Finally, based on the results, one of the main reasons influencing on sexual education in this study is the awareness among families and especially among parents.

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