International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part L (2016)
Reproductive health and life skills needs of adolescent girls in twin cities
Theresa NL and Sarada D
Today the adolescents are growing in an environment in which social and human relationships are less stronger with increased access to social media and networks. The teenagers are finding it difficult and more challenging to balance formal education, career development, personal and family life. The environment in which young people are making decisions related to sexual and reproductive health is also rapidly changing. The family structure, roles and responsibilities of parents and other members within the family has undergone lot of change. This change has decreased the quality of time shared by parents and their adolescent children creating a need for education in the areas of Reproductive health and Life skills to adolescents by an external agency. With this background a study was conducted to assess the reproductive health and life skills education needs of adolescent girls and to study the association between RHLS educational needs and independent variables. The sample (300 adolescent girls aged between 16 to 19 years) were drawn from six colleges in twin cities; Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana State. The RHLSE needs of the learners were identified by the experts, mothers and learners. Who differed significantly in their identification of RHLS educational needs on five (5) out of twelve (12) domains. The need based educational intervention programmes are more successful as the learners participation levels are higher and leads to sustainability
How to cite this article:
Theresa NL, Sarada D. Reproductive health and life skills needs of adolescent girls in twin cities. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(12):775-778.