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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 230) Last page : ( 236)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2015.00109.6

Reproductive Health of Married Young Women in the Context of HIV/AIDS in India

Avishek Hazra1, Sandip Chakraborty2

1Senior Program Officer, Population Council, New Delhi

2Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College, Tripura

Abstract

Objectives

The focus of the paper is to examine how utilization of reproductive health care services varies with the change in knowledge level regarding RTI/STI and HIV/AIDS.

Materials & Method

The data of District Level Household Survey (DLHS) conducted during 200204 under the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) project has been used for the present study. Constructing knowledge index, bi-variate and multivariate techniques have been applied in order to fulfil the specific objectives of the paper.

Findings

Analysis suggests that with increase in the score of knowledge index, propensity to utilize reproductive healthcare services increases and reproductive health problems decreases among the young women.

Conclusion

The paper notes that special emphasis should be given to the young married women as well as their husbands to make them more conscious about problems and prevention measures of reproductive and sexual health.

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Keywords

Knowledge IndexReproductive Health.

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