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Table 2 Distribution of opinions and approaches regarding sexuality among cases (N = 159)

From: The Sexual Development and Education of Preschool Children: Knowledge and Opinions from Doctors and Nurses

Thoughts about sex education n %
Do you think it is necessary to provide sex education for children?
 Yes 148 93.1
 No 11 6.9
At what age do you think sex education should be started?   
 0–3 years 2 1.3
 4–6 years 63 39.6
 7–12 years 87 54.7
 13–18 years 7 4.4
Who should provide sex education for your child?   
 Mother–father 49 30.8
 School 2 1.3
 An expert 65 40.9
 Parents and schools 29 18.2
 Parents, school and experts 13 8.2
 Parents and experts 1 0.6
Did you receive training on children’s sex education before?   
 Yes 10 6.3
 No 149 93.7
From whom did you receive this training and how long was the training program? (n = 10)   
 From an expert friend for a short period 2 20.0
 During undergraduate study 3 30.0
 During my specialization in medicine 1 10.0
 From a private institution for 6 months 1 10.0
 From a private center for a month 1 10.0
 From a psychiatrist friend for a short period 1 10.0
 From a psychologist 1 10.0
Do you wait for your child to ask questions in order to provide information on sexuality?   
 I wait for him/her to ask questions 109 85.2
 I do not wait for him/her to ask questions 19 14.8
Have you talked to your child about any sexuality related topic?   
 Yes 90 70.3
 No 38 29.7
Which topics did you talk with your child? (n = 90)a   
 Bodily differences between genders 90 100
 Pregnancy and birth 63 70
 Reproduction 71 78.9
 Slang and swear words 37 41.1
 Masturbation 10 11.1
 Sexual abuse 16 17.8
 Health and hygiene rules 79 87.8
 Sexual curiosity and games (marital games and playing doctor) 54 60.0
 AIDS 13 14.4
 Other sexually transmitted diseases 15 16.7
  1. aMore than one choice was marked