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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Reproductive health of newly married women residing in a resettlement colony of Delhi: A longitudinal study


1 Senior Resident, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
2 Professor; Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
3 Professor; Community Medicine,St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India

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Samiksha Singh
Senior Resident, Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.70547

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During the period immediately after marriage, women are neither assessed for their reproductive health nor given any intervention for the same. A community based longitudinal study was done to assess the status of reproductive health of newly married women in which 71 newly married women were followed for 9 months. Mean age at marriage was 20.24 (19.74-20.74) years. 76.06% were anemic. With time, proportion reporting menstrual complaints and RTI symptoms increased significantly (P<0.05). 29 (40.85%) reported menstrual complaints and 22 (30.99%) RTI symptoms. Only 14 (19.72%) subjects used contraceptive methods. 79% conceived within 9 months of marriage. Only 25% pregnancies got registered in first trimester. Reproductive and nutritional status of the newly married women was unsatisfactory.


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