Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Department 3rd year students provided training on genital hygiene to 7th and 8th grade female students at Canbulat Özgürlük Secondary School and Doğa College. Provided under the coordination of EMU Nursing Department academic staff member Dr. Arzu Abiç, the training garnered great interest from the students. In a statement made by EMU Nursing Department on the subject, it was stated that it is extremely important that services that protect and improve reproductive health reach all segments of the society.
Health Protective Behavior Taught
Pointing out that some age groups have priority in the provision of services, the statement said, “Adolescents and young people from these priority groups are more at risk of having genital infections due to lack of knowledge about genital hygiene as well as insufficient and incorrect hygiene behavior. Although genital infections are among the preventable diseases, they are an important health problem in women due to their incidence and complications. It is reported that approximately one million women in the world every year have urinary tract infections that are not sexually transmitted, and at least 75% of women have a history of genital infection. For this reason, health protective and improving behavior gained in adolescence form the basis of a healthy adult life. Therefore, the education of adolescent girls on genital hygiene is important in improving women's health in our country. EMU Health Sciences Faculty, Nursing Department students requested that the training be repeated due to the intense interest.