Reproductive Health Morbidities among Adolescent Girls

In our society, there is a high incidence of reproductive illnesses among adolescent girls but heath care seeking behavior is very low. Most of the girls are having one or more reproductive morbidity. Dysmenorrhea, backache etc. are second common morbidity in Bangladesh. There is a highly significant statistical association between age of girl and dysmenorrhea. Also a highly significant statistical association exists between education of girl and reproductive morbidity. Among all girls, only a little number of girls sought heath care and rest of the girls remained silent without seeking health care. Among them, the girls who did not seek health care indicated ‘no need of treatment’ as a reason for not seeking health care.

This study was carried out to find out prevalence of reproductive health morbidities among unmarried adolescent girls and to study the health care seeking behavior during period of reproductive illness. A cross- sectional community based study was carried out in an urban slum field practice area under Urban Health Training Centre, Dept. of Community Medicine, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Science, Nagpur.


Kulkarni, M. V., & Durge, P. M. (2011). Reproductive health morbidities among adolescent girls: Breaking the silence. Ethno Med5(3), 165-168.

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