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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 4
First page : ( 360) Last page : ( 362)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00034.7

An Exploratory Study to Assess the Reproductive Health Problems among Married Women in Selected Rural Areas of District Jalandhar, Punjab, 2015

Ms. Chhina Kamaljit Kaur1,*, Ms. Kau Ramandeep2,**, Ms. Begum S. Nilavansa3,***

1Student, S.G.L. Nursing College, Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab

2Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing, S.G.L. Nursing College, Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab

3Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, S.G.L. Nursing College, Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab

*Corresponding Author's Email: kamal.chhina@ymail.com

** ramanlove999@yahoo.com

*** S.Nilavansabegum@gmail.com

Online published on 2 December, 2015.

Abstract

Background of the study

Reproductive health problems are the burning issue in the present scenario. Reproductive health problems are the dysfunction of the reproductive tract, or any illness which is a consequence of reproductive behaviour including pregnancy, abortion, childbirth or sexual behaviour and may include those of psychological nature.

Objectives

  1. To assess the reproductive health problems among married women.

  2. To find out association between reproductive health problems among married women with their selected socio-demographic variables.

Research Methodology

An exploratory study was conducted on conveniently selected 200 married women aged 18–55 years from selected rural areas of district Jalandhar, Punjab. Data was collected with the help of a structured checklist related to reproductive health problems among married women.

Result and Conclusion

In the present study out of 200 married women majority 66 (3%) of married women were having gynecological problems followed by 28 (14%) of married women who experienced obstetrical problems and only 01 (00.05%) married women had side effects related to use of contraceptives. 39 (19.50) of married women had no reproductive health problem. It was also analyzed that 59 (29.50%) married women had both gynecological and obstetrical problems followed by 3 (01.50%) who had Contraceptive and Gynecological problems and only 1 (00.50%) married women had obstetrical and contraceptive problem. In 03 (01.50%) married women all the three gynecological, obstetrical and contraceptive problems were present.

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Keywords

Reproductive health problems, Married Women.

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