THE INFLUENCE OF HEALTH EDUCATION BY USING ELECTRONIC MEDIA TOWARD VULVA HYGIENE BEHAVIOR ON FEMALE STUDENTS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL OF PONTIANAK

  • Wuriani Wuriani
  • Tisa Gusmiah
  • Yenni L
  • Lilis Lestari
  • Lestari M
  • Lidia H

Abstract

Background: bad behavior in maintaining genital hygiene, such as washing it with dirty water, using excessive rinsing, using pants that do not  absorb sweat, using pants tightly, rarely changing underwear, or changing pads rarely can trigger the onset of infection that causes vaginal  discharge.  So,  the  knowledge  and  behavior  in  maintaining  external genital hygiene  are  two  important  factors  in  preventing  vaginal  discharge. Reproductive problems in teenagers need to be overcame seriously, because these problems most often occur in developing countries. Introduction: reproductive organs are one of the sensitive organs of the body and require special care. The good and correct knowledge and care are the important factors in maintaining reproductive health (Egan, 2009). One popular symptom happened and becoming an abnormality or disease of the reproductive organs is vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge is the most often symptom experienced by most women, especially in teenagers. Vaginal discharge can be a form of physiological or pathological issue. In normal circumstances, vaginal mucus is odorless clear liquid, with the low amount and without itching or pain. Whereas in the pathological situation it will be the opposite, there are colored liquids, smelling, in large amounts and accompanied by itching and a feeling of heat or pain, and it can be felt very disturbing (Medli, 2009).

Published
2019-11-10