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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 378-382
Effectiveness of interventional reproductive and sexual health education among school going adolescent girls in rural area


Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Rahata, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Anup Lahanubhau Kharde
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DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_155_19

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Background: Most adolescents lack access to age- and sex-appropriate health information which is vital for young people to make informed decisions about their reproductive sexual health. Objectives: The study objective was to study the effectiveness of the interventional reproductive and sexual health education on knowledge, attitude, and menstrual practices of school-going adolescent girls. Materials and Methods: It was an interventional study consisting of a pretest, intervention session, and posttest conducted among 400 school-going adolescent girls in a rural area of Maharashtra. Results: There was a statistically significant increase in knowledge, attitude, and practice median scores following intervention (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Age- and sex-appropriate health education programs can facilitate the development of healthy reproductive and sexual behavior patterns among adolescents through the enhancement of knowledge and development of right attitude.


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