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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-76
A Study Of Knowledge And Attitude Of High School Students In Relation To Human Reproduction



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A study of knowledge and attitude of high school students in relation to human reproduction was carried out in Patiala city and rural areas of Nabha Block in 1982. A random sampling of 1000 boys and 1000 girls from urban as well as rural areas in equal proportion was taken up for this study. Majority of the students (78.4%) replied that the male had a role in reproduction. Urban male students 55.2% and rural male students 62.4% were not aware of the age of menarche in females. Majority of the urban and rural students were aware that the menstrual cycle stopped at the age of 45-50 years of the age. Majority of students were aware of the start of reproduction in female after menarche and only 16.0% urban and 4.6% rural students were not aware of criteria of starting reproduction in the female. The age of start of ejaculation was earlier in rural students (19.4%) as compared to urban (11.8%). Regarding source 34.36%, 11.28%, 29.12% , 13.59% students acquired knowledge from friends, relatives, printed matter and films respectively.


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