Identification of Adolescent Reproductive Health Information Needs Using The Perspective of Adolescents With A Pregnancy Experience

Herlin Fitriani Kurniawati(1*), Herlin Fitriana Kurniawati(2)

(1) Midwifery, Health Faculty, Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(2) Midwifery, Health Faculty, Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


Adolescence is a transitional period from childhood to adulthood. During this period, both physical and psychological conditions change. Adolescent pregnancy causes a higher risk for negative outcomes in terms of both physical and psychosocial aspects to the pregnant girl, baby, and husband. The research aimed to identify information needs for adolescent reproductive health using the perspective of adolescent with a pregnancy experience. The research used a qualitative design. The results of the study were divided into three themes, namely knowledge of adolescent reproductive health, access to reproductive health information, and reproductive health service providers. All the informants were under 20 years of age. In terms of education, most of the informants did not graduate from high school; even some of them graduated only from elementary school. In terms of knowledge about adolescent reproductive health, it was shown that adolescents did not have a comprehensive understanding of reproductive health, including reproductive organs and the process of pregnancy. Most of the informants thought that reproductive health was the health condition related to only the genital organs. They felt embarrassed to ask questions to their parents and they wanted to try something new. In terms of access to adolescent reproductive health services, access to information about reproductive health was still limited and there was a lack of information about how to access information about reproductive health. In addition, all of the informants said they did not know other programs due to lack of publications. Meanwhile, in terms of information needs for adolescent reproductive health, all the informants mentioned the need for information about adolescent reproductive health. These informants said that the presence of adolescent reproductive health information could prevent adolescent pregnancy. In terms of service recommendation, it can be in the form of continuous socialization at schools by teachers and health workers as well as consulting services at schools or at health centers.


information needs; reproductive health; adolescent pregnancy

Full Text:



Ababor, A. A., Tesso, D. W., & Cheme, M. C. (2019). Addressing the deprived: Need and access of sexual reproductive health services to street adolescents in Ethiopia. The case of Nekemte town: Mixed methods study. BMC Research Notes, 12(1), 4–9.

Álvarez Nieto, C., Pastor Moreno, G., Linares Abad, M., Serrano Martos, J., & Rodríguez Olalla, L. (2012). Motivations for adolescent pregnancy. Gaceta Sanitaria, 26(6), 497–503.

Anjarwati, dkk. (2019). Studi Tentang Pola Asuh, Pusat Informasi dan Konseling Kesehatan Reproduksi Remaja (PIK-KKR) dan Kejadian Kehamilan Remaja. Jurnal Ilmiah Bidan, IV(1), 36–47.

Astuti, A. W., Anjarwati, Kurniawati, H. F., & Kurniawati, H. F. (2020). Knowledge about sexual and reproductive health (SRH), practice of premarital sexual relationship and pregnancy among indonesian adolescents: A qualitative exploratory study. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(7 Special Issue), 191–204.

Capanzana, M. V., Aguila, D. V., Javier, C. A., Mendoza, T. S., & Santos-Abalos, V. M. (2015). Adolescent Pregnancy and the First 1000 Days (the Philippine Situation). Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 24(4), 759–766.

Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Millan A. AbiNader, Michael G. Vaughn, Mariana Sanchez, M. D. L. R. (2016). Trends in Participation in Teen Pregnancy and STI Prevention Programming, 2002-2016. Physiology & Behavior, 176(3), 139–148.

Dull, P., & Blythe, M. J. (1998). Preventing teenage pregnancy. Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice, 25(1), 111–122.

Juliana, M. I., Rahmayanti, M. D., & Astika, M. E. (2018). Tingkat Pengetahuan Dan Sikap Siswa Smp Tentang Kesehatan Reproduksi Remaja Berdasarkan Keikutsertaan Pada Program Pusat Informasi Dan Konseling-Remaja (Pik-R). Dunia Keperawatan, 6(2), 97–106.

Kassa, G. M., Arowojolu, A. O., Odukogbe, A. T. A., & Yalew, A. W. (2021). Adverse maternal outcomes of adolescent pregnancy in Northwest Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study. PLoS ONE, 16(9 September), 1–18.

Konadu Gyesaw, N. Y., & Ankomah, A. (2013). Experiences of pregnancy and motherhood among teenage mothers in a suburb of Accra, Ghana: A qualitative study. International Journal of Women’s Health, 5(1), 773–780.

Koniak-Griffin, D. and Turner-Pluta, C. (2001). Health risks and psychosocial outcomes of early childbearing: a review of the literature. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs.

Lameiras-Fernández, M., Martínez-Román, R., Carrera-Fernández, M. V., & Rodríguez-Castro, Y. (2021). Sex education in the spotlight: What is working? systematic review. In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Vol. 18, Issue 5).

Mcdonald, J., & Grove, J. (2001). Youth For Youth : Piecing Together the Peer Education Jigsaw. 2nd International Conference on Drugs and Young People Exploring the Bigger Picture.

Mchunu, G., Peltzer, K., Tutshana, B., & Seutlwadi, L. (2012). Adolescent pregnancy and associated factors in South African youth. African Health Sciences, 12(4), 426–434.

Montgomery, K. S. (2003). Nursing care for pregnant adolescents. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG, 32(2), 249–257.

Muhammad, A. (2013). Perilaku Seksual Pranikah Berisiko Terhadap Kehamilan Tidak Diinginkan. Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat, 8(2), 137–145.

Notoatmodjo, S. (2003). Pengantar Pendidikan Kesehatan dan Ilmu Perilaku. Rineka Cipta.

Nyakubega, P. (2010). Factors associated with adolescent pregnancies among secondary school students. a study from Tanga-Tanzania. Dar Es Salaam Medical Students’ Journal, 16(1), 31–33.

Octaviani, M., & Rokhanawati, D. (2020). Association information sources of reproductive health with sexual behavior of adolescents in Indonesia. International Journal of Health Science and Technology, 1(3), 68–74.

Santelli, J. S., Grilo, S. A., Choo, T. H., Diaz, G., Walsh, K., Wall, M., Hirsch, J. S., Wilson, P. A., Gilbert, L., Khan, S., & Mellins, C. A. (2018). Does sex education before college protect students from sexual assault in college? PLoS ONE, 13(11), 1–18.

Saptarini, I. (2016). Determinan Kehamilan Tidak Diinginkan Di Indonesia (Analisis Data Sekunder Riskesdas 2013.

Sedgh, G., Bankole, A., Oye-Adeniran, B., Adewole, I. F., Singh, S., & Hussain, R. (2006). Unwanted pregnancy and associated factors among Nigerian women. International Family Planning Perspectives, 32(4), 175–184.

Susilaksmi, I., Shaluhiyah, Z., Suryoputro, A., Informasi, P., Reproduksi, K., & Pik, R. (2011). Kebutuhan dan Pemanfaatan Layanan Kesehatan Reproduksi Remaja. Jurnal Promosi Kesehatan Indonesia, 6/No 1, 19–30.

Vongxay, V., Chaleunvong, K., Essink, D. R., Durham, J., & Sychareun, V. (2020). Knowledge of and attitudes towards abortion among adolescents in Lao PDR. Global Health Action, 13(sup2), 17–27.

Welfare, F., & Building, C. (n.d.). Training Module for Peer Educators.

WHO. (2014). Adolescent Pregnancy.

Yakubu, I., & Salisu, W. J. (2018). Determinants of adolescent pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. Reproductive Health, 15(1).

Zulu, J. M., Blystad, A., Haaland, M. E. S., Michelo, C., Haukanes, H., & Moland, K. M. (2019). Why teach sexuality education in school? Teacher discretion in implementing comprehensive sexuality education in rural Zambia. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1), 1–10.

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 269 times
PDF - 1 times



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2022 Jurnal Kebidanan

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Program Studi Kebidanan
Fakultas Ilmu Keperawatan dan Kesehatan
Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Indonesia
NRC Building, 2nd FLoor
Jl. Kedungmundu Raya No. 18, Semarang
Tlp. +6224-76740288, Fax. +6224-76740287