International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part L (2017)
Growing reproductive health issues - warrants urgent attention
The period of adolescence, beginning with the onset of puberty, is a crucial transition into adulthood. Menstrual problems may occur at any time between menarche and menopause. But its severity varies across individuals as among some women it may be severe but mild in some others. These problems, if not treated well may affect the reproductive health. The data used for analysis are primary in nature collected through questionnaires from the areas like Malayadi, Panacode, Pulikonam, Cherukonam etc in Trivandrum District. The tribal settlement colonies namely Pankavu, Mancode and Chonanpara were also covered. The focus was given on the reproductive health issues of adolescent girls in the age group 12 to 19 years. It is reported that, highest proportion of girls in these areas had attained menarche at the age of 13 years and the analysis shows that girls who had attained menarche between 12-15 age group have health issues. But no efforts are seen to be initiated for taking care of issues that may even affect the human population in future. Stomach pain appeared to be a common issue being faced by the girls during menstruation. It is understood that people are aware about the consequences of irregular menstruation. But only very few are undergoing treatment for menstrual regularity. Problems that may affect the reproductive health are seen more in some respondents. Absence of effective mechanisms to make them aware on the consequences of such issues and helps them to take appropriate measures to solve these issues, are noted.
How to cite this article:
Dr. B Sajitha. Growing reproductive health issues - warrants urgent attention. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):583-586.