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Reproductive and Sexual Risk Taking Behavior among Married Young Women Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh


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1 Department of Human Development, College of Home Science, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, India
     

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The present study was undertaken with specific objectives to assess the induced abortion, knowledge about reproductive health and sexual risk taking behavior. The study was conducted in Bhawarna and Rait blocks of district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh. A total of 100 married women in the age 18-49 years from 4 villages were randomly selected for the study. The data were collected through self structured interview schedule for getting the general information and knowledge about reproductive health and sexual risk taking behavior. The findings indicated that majority of the respondents were above 20 years of age and majority of the respondents were matric pass. Majority of the respondents had undergone three pregnancies and had at least one abortion. Reproductive health was significantly associated with sexual risk taking behavior and treatment seeking behavior.

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Reproductive Health and Sexual Risk Taking Behavior.
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Usha Devi
Department of Human Development, College of Home Science, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, India
Raj Pathania
Department of Human Development, College of Home Science, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, India

Abstract


The present study was undertaken with specific objectives to assess the induced abortion, knowledge about reproductive health and sexual risk taking behavior. The study was conducted in Bhawarna and Rait blocks of district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh. A total of 100 married women in the age 18-49 years from 4 villages were randomly selected for the study. The data were collected through self structured interview schedule for getting the general information and knowledge about reproductive health and sexual risk taking behavior. The findings indicated that majority of the respondents were above 20 years of age and majority of the respondents were matric pass. Majority of the respondents had undergone three pregnancies and had at least one abortion. Reproductive health was significantly associated with sexual risk taking behavior and treatment seeking behavior.

Keywords


Reproductive Health and Sexual Risk Taking Behavior.