Determinants of Adolescent Sexual Behaviour in Indonesia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review

Muthmainnah Muthmainnah, Yuli Puspita Devi, Imas Elva Khoiriyah, Asma Nadia, Almira Fadella Putri, Khoirunnissa Kurnia Tristanti

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Abstract

A high pre-marital sexual behaviour with a correspondingly high pregnancy rate was observed amongst teenagers in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This phenomenon was caused by several factors which include, a decrease in the utilization of reproductive health services, inadequate information on appropriate sexual behaviour before marriage, work from home and the Pembelajaran Jarak Jauh/ distance learning policies which increased the use of internet and exposure to pornography. This study aimed to identify the determinant factors associated with adolescent pre-marital sexual behaviour in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The method involved the use of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews by searching for relevant articles through ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, PubMed and Garuda (Garba Rujukan Digital) Portal. Twenty-one (21) articles were analysed in this study. The results showed that knowledge about reproductive health, or more specifically pre-marital sexual behaviour, was related to pre-marital sexual behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, attitudes, communication media, peers and family were also related to adolescent pre-marital sexual behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. In conclusion, it is necessary to prevent pre-marital sexual behaviour through health promotion to improve adolescent knowledge and attitudes, use of the latest communication media and increase in the role of peer educators and parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-95
Number of pages9
JournalThe Nigerian postgraduate medical journal
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • good health
  • pre-marital sexual behaviour
  • well-being

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