A study to assess the health status and health needs of adolescents
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3484-3490
AbstractAdolescence is transitional period from childhood to adulthood, characterized by significant psychological and social changes. Adolescences are generally believed to be healthy because by the second decade of life, they have survived the diseases of early childhood, and the health problems associated with ageing are still many years away. Aim of this study is to assess health status of adolescents, health awareness, knowledge and health needs of the adolescents. Study was conducted in randomly selected classes of Oxford School, Nava Mondha, Nanded. The study was conducted in amongst all students of 9th and 10th Standard. Total 157 students (boys and girls) participated in the study. Out of 157 students 83(62.3%) boys and 68(43.2%) Girls were aware about the components of the female reproductive system. Females know more contraceptive methods than males. Total 83.43% adolescent were aware about HIV & AIDS.Nearly 50% of the respondents thought that they were given adequate sex education. Student prefer Govt. Health Centre (Govt. Medical Colleges) as place suitable for specialized adolescent clinic.
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