Document Type : Original Article
Department of Medical Education, Medical Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Department of Community Medicine, Medical Education Leadership and Management Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Background: Reproductive health literacy plays a vital role in the health of women as one of the vulnerable groups in the community. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate reproductive health literacy and its related factors in women of reproductive age referring to comprehensive healthcare centers in Chabahar in 2021.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on women of reproductive age referring to comprehensive urban and rural healthcare centers in Chabahar. The participants were 220 women who were selected using convenience sampling. The data were collected using the Reproductive Health Literacy Scale and analyzed via SPSS software (version 22).
Results: The mean score of reproductive health literacy was significantly lower in the women aged 15-24 years, those with lower education, women in rural areas, and housewives. The mean score of reproductive health literacy was significantly different among the women in terms of socioeconomic status (P = 0.12). The results of multiple linear regression analysis indicated that the age group and education could significantly predict the women’s overall reproductive health literacy.
Conclusion: Following the findings of this study, effective interventions need to be incorporated into national women’s health programs to improve reproductive health literacy in women with lower age and primary education, women living in villages, and housewives.
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