INTRODUCTION: This research was carried out to investigate the sexual and reproductive health stigmatization levels of young women.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between 18-24 years old women registered in the Family Health Centers located in Igdir city center between March and April 2020.
RESULTS: In this study, the median value of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Stamping Scale was 8.0 [6.0] in young women. The median value of "Accepted stigma", "Internalized stigma", "Stigma based attitudes", which are sub-dimensions of the the Sexual and Reproductive Health Stamping Scale in young women, were found as 3.0 [3.0], 2.0 [4.0], 3.0 [3.0], respectively. A positive statistically significant relationship was found between the Sexual and Reproductive Health Stigma Scale subscales Attitudes Based on Stigma and age in young women (r=0.171, p=0.004).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The results suggest that the level of stigmatization may vary according to the level of education and income, and it is recommended to provide training on stigmatizing sexual and reproductive health for this group.