IRANIAN ADOLESCENTS GIRLS' OPINIONS ON SEX DISCRIMINATION
Juybari, L., Iran University of Medical Science and health services, Parvizy, S., Tehran university of medical sciences and health services and Sanagoo, A., Gorgan University of medical science and health services, Iran
The afflicted world in which we live is characterized by a deeply unequal sharing of burden of adversities between women and men. Gender inequality exists in most parts of the world, yet inequality between women and men is not everywhere the same. The purpose of this study was to describe and explain of lived experiences on sex inequality from Iranian adolescents girls' view. Descriptive Phenomenology has been used to help us understand lived experiences on sex discrimination (description, causes, effects). Twenty-six, 14-20 year old adolescents from Tehran's southern region were selected by purposeful sampling. Focus group discussions and semi- structured interviews were recorded on tapes, and transcripts were analyzed word by word using collaizzi method. Data analysis on the description of sex-discrimination showed these themes: Limitation of facilities, Deep discrimination in being supported by their family and community, Lack of respect and trust, Abuse . Limitation of selection. Dialogues with these girls revealed predominant factors that they believed are causes of sex- discrimination: Cultural belief, Socio-economical problems and Type of family. Adolescence also said sex discrimination can produce various psychological problems, and social problems. According to findings sex discrimination can impress all aspects of health. Cultivation, pay more attention to causes and, underlying socio-economical factors may effective in prevention of sex in equality and create more healthy and bright future than today.