Publications by authors named "Anup Lahanubhau Kharde"

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Effectiveness of Interventional Reproductive and Sexual Health Education among School Going Adolescent Girls in Rural Area.

Indian J Community Med 2019 Oct-Dec;44(4):378-382

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Rahata, Maharashtra, India.

Background: Most adolescents lack access to age- and sex-appropriate health information which is vital for young people to make informed decisions about their reproductive sexual health.

Objectives: The study objective was to study the effectiveness of the interventional reproductive and sexual health education on knowledge, attitude, and menstrual practices of school-going adolescent girls.

Materials And Methods: It was an interventional study consisting of a pretest, intervention session, and posttest conducted among 400 school-going adolescent girls in a rural area of Maharashtra.

Results: There was a statistically significant increase in knowledge, attitude, and practice median scores following intervention ( < 0.05).

Conclusions: Age- and sex-appropriate health education programs can facilitate the development of healthy reproductive and sexual behavior patterns among adolescents through the enhancement of knowledge and development of right attitude.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_155_19DOI Listing
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