• 1 Mahnaz Akbari Kamrani. Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
  • 2 Sharifah Syed Yahya. Faculty of medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Glob J Health Sci, 2016;8(9):54741.
PMID: 27157180 DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v8n9p132


This generic qualitative study explores the perspective of Malaysian teachers regarding the constraints of the current school-based sexual and reproductive health education in secondary schools of Klang-Valley Malaysia. For this study, in-depth interviews were conducted with twenty eight science teachers of government schools. The majority of participants named the teaching strategy and capacity of teachers, the lack of co-operation from the school and parents, limited resources in teaching and students themselves as some of the challenges. We concluded that if sexual health education is to be effective, it needs to be provided by people who have some specialized training. The teachers should be trained to teach sexual reproductive health education classes at the basic level, and in-service training for teachers already in the field should be intensified. Local adaptation to culture, language, religion, and so forth is often necessary.

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