REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND VIEWS REGARDING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE OF INTERNS IN A MEDICAL FACULTY | 55682
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Turkey is one of the countries in which sexuality and sexual health means marriage and family life. This work’s aim is to evaluate
university students’ sexual health and remarks regarding marriage and family life. This descriptive study was carried out on final
year students in the Medical Faculty, between 1st July 2015 and 30th June 2016. 205 of 233 students were accepted to participate in
the study. Students’ average of age was 18-24 ± 1.35 of these 43.9% were female, 86.8% were single.79.5% of participants stated that
they had no sexual experience before. 67.3% were thinking of marrying within 5 years. 39% of participants gave the definition of
marriage as “sharing the life”. 83.4% wanted a working spouse, 52.2% stated 25-29 ages as most appropriate ages for female to marry.
32% of participants had a boy/girlfriend. 76.6% of participants having boy/girlfriend was thinking of marrying to their partner. 77.6%
of participants stated that they want to marry whom they themselves became acquainted and get on well with. 84.1% of students
remarked that “I first make my decision on marriage and then get my family’s approval”. In study, 18 participants were considering
that religious marriage ceremony is enough only for marriage. 63% stated that “I do not want to live with my spouse’s family”. 1/3
participants indicated “being respectful and warm-heartedness” as the characteristics that they want their partner to have most.
“Disloyalty” was at the top as most unacceptable characteristic in a partner. Most interns want to marry, start a family and have
children at early ages. Most interns do not have sexual experience.
Mehmet Uyar has been Graduated from Faculty of Medicine in Anadolu University, as Medical Doctor, with the specialties including Internal Medicine, Social and Community Medicine and Public Health. Later on he obtained his post-graduation from University of Selcuk Faculty of Medicine with subjects Public Health and then started working at The University of Konya Necmettin Erbakan Faculty of Medicine Public Health Department where she has continued his research. Presently he has been working at the Necmettin Erbakan Faculty of Medicine Public Health Department.