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Natl J Community Med. 2014; 5(4): 364-369


Assessment Of Knowledge And Attitude On Family Life Of Adolescent Girls

Madhuri Inamdar, Sameer Inamdar, Yasmeen Z Khan.

Abstract
"Background: At adolescence, health behaviors are formed and life courses are charted. Limited knowledge about family life leaves adolescent girls vulnerable to increased risks from sexual exploitation, pregnancy, and violence.
Methods: A qualitative cross sectional study of girls aged between 12 and 18 years, from schools and slums.
Results: The knowledge about Child marriage Act(OR=52.2, CI=141.1,19.31) and legal rights of women(OR=26.13, CI=75.80,9.005) was significantly higher (P< 0.001) among school going girls. The age of onset of puberty and prior knowledge of menstruation was better known by non-school going adolescents (p

Key words: Adolescent girls, knowledge, family life



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