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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2013 pp 67-68

Research Article

Knowledge and Attitude of School Girls about Reproductive Health


P. L. Bhanap1, Ajay Mane2

1Associate Professor, Department of OBGY, I. I. M. S. R., Warudi, Badnapur, Jalna, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2National Coordinator, Adolescent Health Education Committee, Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) 2011-12, 2012-13. Chairperson, Adolescent Health Education Committee, Association of All Maharashtra OBGY Societies (AMOGS) 2009-13.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Increased awareness about reproductive health amongst young girls is expected given the rate of growth of print and electronic media in India. Does availability of modern communication make us wise or we are just literate? Adolescent girls constitute about 22 % of the population. These would be mothers should know about reproductive health. This study was carried out during seminars for their reproductive health education.  A pretest was carried out before seminars for family education. During time span of 2003 to 2012 many schools were visited in Marathwada region and this study is sample of 980 girls. A standard questionnaire was given to them before seminars and their knowledge and attitude evaluated. Many girls were well aware of these issues and at the end of seminars they were empowered with more knowledge.