A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Reproductive Health among Adolescents at Selected School of Moradabad, U.P.

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Pooja Rana, Allan Singh, Preeti Jaiswal, Pooja Bhakuni


Introduction: Reproductive health is an essential aspect of general health which is an impression of health during adolescence as well as in adulthood. Most of the adolescents’ reproductive practices are risky due to a lack of knowledge and awareness regarding Reproductive health and less access to reproductive health service which lead to increased prevalence of unwanted pregnancy, risky abortion and sexually transmitted infections among them

Objectives: This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding Reproductive health among adolescents.

Methods: The quantitative research approach with descriptive survey design was used to assess the knowledge and attitude of 200 adolescent students of two schools of Moradabad district, U.P., by using the simple random sampling technique. The data were collected by using the Self- Administered Structured Questionnaire and Five-point Likert scale. The present, descriptive study was conducted in two schools of Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh, India (from September 2022 to June 2023).

Results: Maximum 123 adolescent had knowledge score below median regarding reproductive health and remaining 77 adolescents had knowledge score above median score regarding reproductive health. Maximum 112 adolescent had attitude score median & it’s below regarding reproductive health and remaining 88 adolescents had attitude score above median score regarding reproductive health

Conclusions: The knowledge regarding Reproductive health among adolescents was found significantly low. There was significant gap between knowledge and attitude of the adolescents regarding reproductive health. Great effort is needed in various ways to bridge the gap among adolescents regarding Reproductive health.

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