Knowledge and Attitude towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A Study of First- and Final-Year Healthcare Students of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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AbstractProviding sexual and reproductive healthcare services of high quality is key to improving people’s health, especially women and adolescents and, thus, to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity. Successful outcomes of sexual and reproductive healthcare services depend, among other factors, on competent health providers, particularly medical doctors, midwives and nurses. The thesis “Knowledge and Attitude towards Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Rights- A Study of First and Final Year Healthcare Students of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina” assessed what students learn about SRH and rights at the School of Medicine. Self-administered, anonymous questionnaires were administered to 1,489 first and final-year students from different fields between 2011 and 2013. The results revealed important gaps and deficiencies in knowledge in core topics of SRH care among soon-to-be healthcare providers, which could raise serious barriers to health and rights for the population. There is an urgent need to improve SRH care education.
List of papers
|Paper I: Future healthcare professionals' knowledge about the Argentinean abortion law. Belén Provenzano-Castro, Silvia Oizerovich, Babill Stray-Pedersen. International Journal of Medical Education. 2016;7:95-101. DOI: 10.5116/ijme.56e0.74be. The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.5116/ijme.56e0.74be|
|Paper II: LNG- Emergency Contraceptive Pills: What do Argentinean healthcare students know? Belén Provenzano-Castro, Silvia Oizerovich, Babill Stray-Pedersen. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare 12 (2017) 93–99. DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2017.03.006. The article is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.03.006|
|Paper III: Healthcare students at an Argentinean school of medicine: are they well prepared to provide quality sexual and reproductive health services? Belén Provenzano-Castro, Silvia Oizerovich and Babill Stray-Pedersen. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care (I, 2017, 22(3), 233–241. DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2017.1323079. The paper is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13625187.2017.1323079|