AIM: This is done as a descriptive study with the purpose of evaluating the communication of female students with their mothers related to sexual issues, who are being educated in high schools in the municipal border of Sivas.
METHODS: The universe includes 7202 female students who receive education in high schools in the municipal border of Sivas, sample covers 1045 students from this universe. Data was collected by using Personal Information Form and The Evaluating Form of Communication of Adolescent Girls with Their Mothers Related to Sexual Issues which is improved by researchers. Data is exhibited as frequency distribution and it is evaluated by using chi-square test.
RESULTS: According to research findings, it was found that the communication between adolescent girls and their mothers about the subjects related to sexuality is not at the desired level. Mothers come third among the information resources from which the adolescent girls take information about subjects related to sexuality. The initial subjects that adolescent girls talk to their mothers are firstly menstruation (78.4 %), choosing a spouse (71.9 %), physical changes in puberty (68.0 %), flirtation (63.3 %) and engagement (60.2%). Additionally the initial subjects that adolescent girls do not talk to their mothers are; the structure and function of male organ (94.0 %), sexual relation (87.6 %), risky sexual behaviors (83.0 %), sexuality before marriage (78.6 %), ways of contraception (74.3 %), sexually transmitted infections (74.2 %). Mostly, adolescent girls indicate that the information about menstruation they take from their mothers is enough.
CONCLUSION: According to findings obtained from researches, mothers have an important part among the sources that adolescent girls take information about the subjects related to sexuality, however, it is concluded that the communication between adolescent girls and their mothers about the subjects related to sexuality is not at the desired level.
Sexuality, adolescent girls, parents, communication
Article Language: Turkish English