International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part A (2017)
Reproductive health issues among married Adolescent girls
Dr. B Sajitha
Marriage as a social institutional arrangement in India is still intact and marriage is a precondition for reproduction almost universally. Girls who marry early begin sexual activity when they are physiologically more vulnerable to infection. Adolescent females are more prone to pregnancy related complications and to having low birth weight babies or premature babies or still birth. In India, early marriage for girls receives religious and social sanction. Despite laws rising the legal age of marriage to 18 for girls, there are strong cultural pressures on parents to marry their daughters early. This study deals with the factors related to married girls and issues related to reproductive health. The sample selected for this study is from the urban and rural areas of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala, India. Data was collected through in depth interview using questionnaire. In the rural areas 6.15 percent of the girls complaint about problems during intercourse. Before bringing any change in menstrual practices, girls should be educated about the facts of menstruation and its physiological implications. The girls should be educated about the significance of menstruation and development of secondary sexual characteristics, selection of a sanitary menstrual absorbent and its proper disposal. Also they should be educated about the reproductive health issues, which affect them without proper hygiene, nondrinking of water, lack of menstrual hygiene etc.
How to cite this article:
Dr. B Sajitha. Reproductive health issues among married Adolescent girls. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(5): 27-30.