Arpita Debnath Das
  • ISBN : 9788194712343
  • year : 2021
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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This book aims to serve the need of those, who are interested to learn about reproductive health and adolescent girls. India has the largest cohort of adolescents in the world. Here, the focus is on reproductive health, which is a major component of the society. Reproductive health of adolescent girls are crucial in determining the health of future generations. The reproductive health of young school adolescent girls has not been fully explored and understood, specially in developing country, like India. Lack of information, social taboos, paucity of health services, host of socio- economic and cultural factors have been responsible for this neglected area of research. Consequently, they face various number of problems like Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections like HIV/AIDS. So, this book provides most significant aspects of reproductive and sexual health in India in general and Silchar, Assam in particular. An attempt has been made through the book to assess the knowledge, perceptions and practices in relation to reproductive health including menstruation, puberty, psychological and physical growth among adolescent girls, certain gender related aspects, regarding contraception, sex education, etc. This book can be an excellent resource for learning about the often embrassing topics of sexuality and reproductive health.