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Mahmodi G, Hassanzadeh R, Heidari G. The effect of sex education on family health on Mazandran medical university students . Intern Med Today 2007; 13 (2) :64-70
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Background and Aim: In today society ,human life, in all dimensions, have been changed. marriage married life, sexual behavior, also, have been changed. Sex education can provide opportunity to learn about sex awareness and sex roles .Sex education helps youth to clarify their values ,avoid risky behaviors and improve negotiation skills. Research goals are the study of sex education effect on prevention of sexual problems ,health behavior ,sex appropriate behavior ,mental health ,family health ,and gender identity. Materials and Methods: In this study the research method was experimental and research design was post-test with one group .Statistical sample were 92(36 female, 56 male)university students. The sampling method was stratified. To collect data a questionnaire was used the questionnaire consists of 20 items with Likert type five –scale response option (with a score rang of one to five ). The questionnaire face and content validity were established using a panel of experts .A Cronbach's aloha reliability of 0/84 was obtained of the questionnaire in a pilot study with 30 students. Results: In the present study to analyze data t-test have been used. Six hypotheses were tested. The results showed that: 1)Sex education have effect on health behavior (t=13/006.p<0/0001). 2)Sex education have effect on sex appropriate behavior (t= 10/017,p<0/0001). 3)Sex education have effect on mental health and prevention of sexual problems (t=12/555,P<0/0001) 4)Sex education have effect on family health (t=9/720,p<0/0001). 5)Sex education have effect on appropriate gender identity(t=4/139,p<0/0001). 6)Effect of sex education is different between male and female students (t=0/556,p>0/000). Conclusion: The results of this research is consistent with other studies. For example Gibson and Mitchell(1999),Cooney (1991),Bee(1998),Berryman et.al (2002), Franken(2002), Jaff(1998), Santrock (1997), Schickedanz et al. (2001), Kvalem et al (1996), Millan st al (1995), Russell et al (1992), and Bhuiya et al (2002).
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Received: 2008/03/24 | Published: 2007/07/15

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