Kharisma Wijayanti


In 2006 the Ministry of Health declared to empower the health by Islamic boarding schools or Pos Kesehatan Pesantren (Poskestren). The one of activities poskestren is education about reproductive health for teenagers because almost all members of the islamic boarding schools are teenagers. On the other hand, information on the reproductive health is difficult to get for teenagers because many think that it is a "taboo". The article presents about islamic boarding school, definition of poskestren, the activities of poskestren, the definition of teenagers, problems of reproductive health for teenagers, and the activities of PHBS that suitable health reproductive for teenager. The Poskestren could function as to enhance theinformation on reproductive health for teenagers by counseling. Although the reproductive health for teenagers is concerned as a "taboo" but some islamic boarding schools in Pemalang District, Central of Java Province and in Lampung Province have developed the health education methods on the reproductive health for teenagers by discussion and counseling to peers. By the peer education method it is expected that all tenageers in islamic boarding schools could get the right information and knowledge about health reproductive through santri cadres which have been developed by health workers from health center.


Key words: poskestren, teenagers, reproductive health, health education

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Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan (Bulletin of Health System Research, ISSN 1410-2935) published by National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Republic of Indonesia 
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