International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART E
Exposure towards sex education among adolescent girls in district Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand
Author(s): Pratibha Singh, Shalu, Shikha and Rita Singh Raghuvanshi
The present study was carried out in G.G.I.C. Pantnagar School of district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. In the school four classes were selected that is 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th where total number of girls in all four classes were 598 out of which only 574 girls were available for interview. A comprehensive and exhaustive questionnaire was formulated specifically keeping in mind the objectives of the study. The existing knowledge of adolescents regarding sex education was assessed with the help of a questionnaire which comprised of 25 multiple choice question and in which student had to choose one correct answer. The purpose was to examine how adolescent’s girls responds while questions on sex related subjects were asked. Structured questionnaire were used to investigate the knowledge and opinions of adolescents at the age of 14-18 years about HIV infection and HIV-infected persons. Students of class 11 and 12 showed a good level of knowledge about HIV infection and contraceptives. Among 9thand 10thstudents the knowledge was poor and students felt hesitated while responding about HIV infection and contraceptives.
How to cite this article:
Pratibha Singh, Shalu, Shikha, Rita Singh Raghuvanshi. Exposure towards sex education among adolescent girls in district Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(2):292-294.