The Factors Affecting The Need Of Reproductive Information In The Village Adolescents Through The Information Center And Conseling Of Adolecents In Batang Regency Of Central Java Of Indonesia
Youth Information and Counseling Center (PIK-R) is a place for family planning program activities organized from, by and for adolescents themselves, which are useful in providing information and counseling services about reproductive health, family planning and many other activities. However, associated with a variety of adolescent reproductive health problems and the maturity of marriage in the era of globalization, certainly affect the behavior of adolescents in the behavior of healthy living. Therefore, in order for adolescents to be able and willing to face various risks and changes, it is expected that young people need to be given knowledge and a variety of skills that can be used to overcome the challenges and risks - lives faced later.
The purpose of the study was to analyze the level of adolescent needs for reproductive health through information and counseling centers in Batang district.
The method of the study used a quantitative approach with cross sectional research design. Then, subjects of the study were 120 teenagers’ subjects and 120 parents subject where in the study there were two groups, namely groups that used PIK-R and groups that did not use PIK-R. Next, the variables of the study included education, knowledge, attitudes, needs, perceptions and responses. While the analysis used hierarchy analysis process.
The conclusion of finding research shown that subjects need information about reproductive health in adolescents through PIK-R, they have a good attitude and perception of PIK-R shown by the presence of a positive and significant influence on the behavior of PIK-R utilization by adolescents and parents.