Indian Journal of Public Health

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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


Samiksha Singh1, Sanjay Chaturvedi2, Amod Kumar3, AT Kannan2 
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

Correspondence Address:
Samiksha Singh
Senior Resident, Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Singh S, Chaturvedi S, Kumar A, Kannan A T. Reproductive health of newly married women residing in a resettlement colony of Delhi: A longitudinal study.Indian J Public Health 2010;54:30-32


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Singh S, Chaturvedi S, Kumar A, Kannan A T. Reproductive health of newly married women residing in a resettlement colony of Delhi: A longitudinal study. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Oct 21 ];54:30-32
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