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Title:
Adolescent's Reproductive Health Knowledge in Dehli, India
Author:
Goel, Hersh Vivek
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Impoverished adolescents in India, especially children of sex workers, are a highly vulnerable population that is at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. In order to protect their reproductive health status, their knowledge of sexual health must be investigated. This study analyzed the data from a survey of 106 men and women that attended ASSET/Swabhiman supplemental education classes in Delhi, India. Results indicated that reproductive health knowledge among this population is satisfactory but lacking in certain areas. Survey participants demonstrated adequate knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, they were much less knowledgeable about contraceptive measures. Among those surveyed, 78.2% thought that condoms were very effective or somewhat effective in preventing HIV/AIDS while 67.6% did not know what pulling out was or they thought it was a "safer" form of sex. Only 55.2% said they had learned about HIV/AIDS in school while 72.6% said they knew nothing at all, only a little, or some about STIs. The need for reproductive health education among this population is imperative and it must be made a focus of supplemental education programs.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Public Health
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAdolescent's Reproductive Health Knowledge in Dehli, Indiaen_US
dc.creatorGoel, Hersh Viveken_US
dc.contributor.authorGoel, Hersh Viveken_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractImpoverished adolescents in India, especially children of sex workers, are a highly vulnerable population that is at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. In order to protect their reproductive health status, their knowledge of sexual health must be investigated. This study analyzed the data from a survey of 106 men and women that attended ASSET/Swabhiman supplemental education classes in Delhi, India. Results indicated that reproductive health knowledge among this population is satisfactory but lacking in certain areas. Survey participants demonstrated adequate knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, they were much less knowledgeable about contraceptive measures. Among those surveyed, 78.2% thought that condoms were very effective or somewhat effective in preventing HIV/AIDS while 67.6% did not know what pulling out was or they thought it was a "safer" form of sex. Only 55.2% said they had learned about HIV/AIDS in school while 72.6% said they knew nothing at all, only a little, or some about STIs. The need for reproductive health education among this population is imperative and it must be made a focus of supplemental education programs.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Healthen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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