Effectiveness of reproductive health education in adolescent, rural school girls of Udupi Taluk, Karnataka

Ankur Barua

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Abstract

In India there are 190 million adolescent girls comprising 21% of India's total population There is a need to provide the adolescent girl with adequate knowledge regarding menstruation, pregnancy and contraception and subsequently help them to lead a productive and healthy life. To determine the effectiveness of an educational intervention programme on knowledge of rural adolescent girls towards reproductive healths. Adolescent girl were educated regarding adolescent reproductive health and their awareness levels were evaluated immediately following intervention. Data was tabulated and analyzed using SPSS version 11.0 windows. Findings were described in terms of proportions and Chi square test was used to test the efftct of health education intervention. A significant increase in overall knowledge after intervention was observed regarding contraception, ovulation, first sign of pregnancy and fertilization process. The knowledge regarding importance of diet during pregnancy significantly improved from 66% to 95% following the intervention. Conclusion: This study clearly showed that educational intervention programme can bring about a desirable change in the knowledge among adolescent girls regarding reproductive health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-250
Number of pages2
JournalJournal International Medical Sciences Academy
Volume23
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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