International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART D
Knowledge on reproductive health of rural farm women
Author(s): Dr. Lata Pujar, Krutika Chanda and Ashwini Morab
The study was aimed to know the knowledge on reproductive health of farm rural women by drawing a sample of 150 rural farm women belonged to the age group of 20-35 years, which were randomly selected from six villages of two taluka of Dharwad district. From each village 25 respondents were selected randomly. A preliminary survey was carried out to collect information regarding the total number of SHG groups in each village with the help of Anganwadi teachers. The socio economic status developed by Agarwal et al., 2005 was used to know the socio economic status of rural farm women and a self structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding reproductive health. The results indicated that majority of the rural farm women had medium knowledge where as very small percentage of women had high knowledge on reproductive health. Most of the respondents availed the government facilities and had delivery in hospital but still small per cent of the respondent reported home delivery. Bleeding was one of the major complication faced by the respondent while majority of the respondent have undergone the services of blood test, hemoglobin test, urine test, ultra sound test, consumed iron tablets/ syrup. Education and SES status had a significant association with the knowledge regarding reproductive health. Hence, the farming community especially the rural women should be educated with creating awareness about the reproductive health and the availability of different services provided by the government so that they have the healthy reproductive life.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Lata Pujar, Krutika Chanda, Ashwini Morab. Knowledge on reproductive health of rural farm women. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):229-233.