• Nurul Kamariyah Nahdlatul Ulama University of Surabaya
Keywords: Parents, Sexual Education, Mentally retarded Adolescents


Adolescents with mental retardation have normal sexual development like teenagers in general. Lack of
information obtained by adolescents with mental retardation will result in ignorance and abnormal or trivial
behavior. Another problem faced is the absence of adolescents with mental retardation to tell everything that
happened to him, especially sexual problems, which he considered a good taboo for normal teenagers, especially
teenagers with mental retardation. This is due to not obtaining information about sexual education from parents.
The purpose of this study was to obtain an overview and design of a sexual education training program for parents
with children with mental retardation. This research method uses an open questionnaire method andobservation
checklist, with research subjects namely parents, especially mothers of adolescents with mental retardation with
a moderate category of 86 people. The results showed that as much as 44.9% lacked material and knowledge
about sexual education in adolescents, many parents felt embarrassed and considered taboo to teach sexual
education to adolescent mentally retarded and lack of understanding and knowledge of parents about sexual
education. Thus, the results of the study were followed up by drafting a sexual education training for parents of
mentally retarded adolescents.