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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2777-2784
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.344


Assessment of Knowledge of Tribal Adolescent Girls Regarding Reproductive Health in Meghalaya
Shipra Nagar and Namita Singh
College of Home Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya-794005, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Reproductive health awareness is an important and emerging issue especially among adolescents. The present study aimed to investigate the extent of awareness regarding reproductive health among tribal adolescent girls. A total sample of 100 school going adolescent girls from 13 to 18 years were randomly selected from five villages of South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. A pre-tested interview schedule was used to collect information from school going girls. The results revealed that majority of the respondents were in the age range of 15 to 17 years and were studying in 10th standard. The mean age at menarche was found to be 12.67 years. Girls were aware of some of the changes in the body occurring during adolescence but were quite unaware of the development of primary sexual characteristics. Majority of the girls had less knowledge on reproductive health problems including awareness on AIDS, mode of transmission, abortion, etc. Age and education level of adolescent girls were the main factors which had a significant effect on their awareness levels. Appropriate knowledge and correct attitudes during adolescence may help in promoting healthy and safe sexual life and reduce the risk of STDs and AIDS.


Keywords: Reproductive health, Adolescents, Menstruation
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Shipra Nagar and Namita Singh. 2018. Assessment of Knowledge of Tribal Adolescent Girls Regarding Reproductive Health in Meghalaya.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2777-2784. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.344