ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF SEX EDUCATION IN RURAL ADOLESCENT GIRLS

Dr Sonali Chalakh, Sharayu Kombe, Dr. Dhiraj Singh Rajput

Abstract


Background: Adolescent age group is the period of risk more concern about reproductive health .majority of
adolescent still does not have information and education on sexuality, reproduction, and sexual and reproductive health
and rights so sex education is now becoming the important need for our healthy society.
Aim: the study aim was to assess the knowledge of sex education among rural adolescent girls in Wardha district.
Material and methods : Observational study was carried in adolescent girls of Wadad village, Wardha , Maharashtra.
Total 100 girls in the age group of 13 to 19 years were selected. . knowledge about sexual and reproductive health was
studied by self designed ,semi structured questionnaire.
Result : Data showed that 94% of girls favours the sex education. 92% of the girl's wants sex education to be included in
syllabus.42% girls agreed that authentic source of information was doctors followed by schools 25% and friends 24%.
85% of the girls were aware about pubertal changes and only 39% girls know about contraceptives.
Conclusion: Imparting knowledge about sexual health in adolescent age is important and should be introduced in
educational programme to avoid risky sexual behaviour and desirable change among them.


Keywords


Adolescent, sex education, reproductive health, survey

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