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Online Publishing Date: 11 / 01 / 2024

 


Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia

Khalid Al Noaim, Zahra Aldoukhi, Abdulrazaq Mishal Ibnshamsah, Omar Alshehri, Yousef Alkharboosh, Saud Alqahtani, Emine Elhussein.


Abstract
Objective:
This research explored the vital role of the general population in Saudi Arabian sexuality education, recognizing cultural conservatism.
Methods:
It was an observational cross-sectional quantitative study conducted in Saudi Arabia. A non-probability sampling method with a sample size of 385 was employed. Data collection was done by an online questionnaire.
Results:
The current study on parental involvement in sex education in Saudi Arabia included 386 participants, predominantly females (60.1%), aged 25-34 years (30.1%), married (58.3%), with the Eastern region representing the most (36.3%). About 59.8% had children, mainly aged 10-15 years (22.8%), and held university degree (54.7%). Noteworthy findings include that 64% recognized media's impact on children's sexual behavior and 80.3% preferred sex education discussions at home. Motivations revealed that 68.9% aimed to reduce sexual assault risks. University-educated parents and those with a monthly income of 15,000-19,999 SAR had higher knowledge scores (p < 0.05). Regional variations significantly influenced attitude scores, with the Western region least favorable and the Central region most positive (p < 0.05). Having children increased practical application scores, with the Southern region scoring the highest and the Central region the lowest (p < 0.05).
Conclusion:
The current study sheds light on the vital role of general population in Saudi Arabia's sexual education landscape. Regional and demographic factors significantly influenced attitudes, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions.

Key words: Exploring, knowledge, attitudes, practices, sexuality education, Saudi Arabia


 
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Noaim KA, Aldoukhi Z, Ibnshamsah AM, Alshehri O, Alkharboosh Y, Alqahtani S, Elhussein E. Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 723-731. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369


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Noaim KA, Aldoukhi Z, Ibnshamsah AM, Alshehri O, Alkharboosh Y, Alqahtani S, Elhussein E. Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=182020 [Access: February 07, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369


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Noaim KA, Aldoukhi Z, Ibnshamsah AM, Alshehri O, Alkharboosh Y, Alqahtani S, Elhussein E. Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(2): 723-731. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369



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Noaim KA, Aldoukhi Z, Ibnshamsah AM, Alshehri O, Alkharboosh Y, Alqahtani S, Elhussein E. Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2024), [cited February 07, 2024]; 8(2): 723-731. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369



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Noaim, K. A., Aldoukhi, . Z., Ibnshamsah, . A. M., Alshehri, . O., Alkharboosh, . Y., Alqahtani, . S. & Elhussein, . E. (2024) Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 8 (2), 723-731. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369



Turabian Style

Noaim, Khalid Al, Zahra Aldoukhi, Abdulrazaq Mishal Ibnshamsah, Omar Alshehri, Yousef Alkharboosh, Saud Alqahtani, and Emine Elhussein. 2024. Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 723-731. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369



Chicago Style

Noaim, Khalid Al, Zahra Aldoukhi, Abdulrazaq Mishal Ibnshamsah, Omar Alshehri, Yousef Alkharboosh, Saud Alqahtani, and Emine Elhussein. "Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 723-731. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Noaim, Khalid Al, Zahra Aldoukhi, Abdulrazaq Mishal Ibnshamsah, Omar Alshehri, Yousef Alkharboosh, Saud Alqahtani, and Emine Elhussein. "Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.2 (2024), 723-731. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Noaim, K. A., Aldoukhi, . Z., Ibnshamsah, . A. M., Alshehri, . O., Alkharboosh, . Y., Alqahtani, . S. & Elhussein, . E. (2024) Exploring knowledge, attitude, and practice in sexuality education across the general population in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (2), 723-731. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1703057369





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