Results of the reproductive health education program for soldiers and noncommissioned officers

Sevig U., Yılmaz S., Baser M. , Tasci S.

MILITARY MEDICINE, cilt.171, ss.1223-1224, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 171 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1223-1224


The Turkish Armed Forces Commando Brigade has started a continuous and systematic education program, called the Patriotic Awareness Acquirement Project (PCAP), to inform soldiers who will be demobilized. Within the PCAP, topics such as Turkish history, the Armenian question, and manners/etiquette, as well as healthy living, reproductive health, family planning, general hygiene, and sexually transmitted diseases were included. The aim of Reproductive Health Education (RHE) conducted within the PCAP is to inform male individuals about reproductive health and to increase their knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity. In the RHE, the privates were provided with information regarding male and female reproductive organs, the menstruation mechanism, pregnancy, determination of gender, fertility-infertility, and sexually transmitted diseases. After the evaluation, it was reported that the privates indicated they were satisfied with RHE, were informed, took notice of the incorrect information, and, for posimilitary life, would visit health clinics for counseling.