Comprehensive Sexuality education (CSE) of Adolescent in Higher Education: Identification of First Year Students' Knowledge of CSE in an effort to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health


  • Cynthia Eka Fayuning Tjomiadi Universitas Sari Mulia
  • Paul Joae Brett Nitto Universitas Sari Mulia
  • Onieqie Ayu Dhea Manto Universitas Sari Mulia


sexual eduaction, adolescent, SDGs


Adolescents’ sex behavior can lead to infectious diseases, the death of young mothers, susceptibility to abortion, and other health risks. This will certainly affect the quality of life of adolescents and the next generation. However, those incidents could be prevented with a good quality of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) among the adolescent. The purpose of this study has identified the knowledge of first-year students about Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and their sexual activity. This study uses an analytical survey method with a cross-sectional survey design, data collection through a questionnaire survey. The results of data processing are presented in the form of a frequency distribution. We evaluated 248 students who answered the CSE questionnaire, 29 male (11,6%) and 219 female (88,3%). The age of sexarche of the students ranged from <17 years old (0,8%), >23 years old (0,8%), 17-19 years old (76,2%) and 20-23 years old (22,1%). Most of the student have a moderate CSE level 55,6% (138 students) followed by good level 35,4% (88 students) and low level 8,8% (22 students). The sexual activities identified were kissing, holding hands, breast touching, and seks. According to the result of this study, it can be concluded that there still lack CSE understanding among the adolescent. It needs a comprehensive intervention from the university to provide material of CSE together with adolescents’ family members, especially the parents.


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