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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018


Health Problems of Reproductive System and Treatment Seeking Behaviour among Married Women in Selected Rural Community Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Bandna Kumari, Kamli Prakash


Abstract: Reproductive health, a crucial aspect of general health is of significant importance for human development especially for women particularly during the reproductive years. Treatment seeking behaviour depends upon the individual perception when individual think it is normal or non-serious they do not take treatment. So this study was conducted (1) To assess the health problems of reproductive system among married women in selected rural community. (2) To identify the treatment seeking behavior towards health problems of reproductive system among married women. (3) To identify factors for not taking treatment towards health problems of reproductive system among married women. (4) To determine association between health problems of reproductive system and selected sociodemographic variables and selected reproductive characterstics of married women. Methodology A Quantitative research approach was adopted for present study. Total 260 married women were selected through convenient sampling technique from community area (Rajiv Nagar, Doiwala). Data was collected through interview schedule. The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results Out of 260 married women, 175 (67.30 %) had one or more symptoms of health problems of reproductive system. Excessive vaginal discharge (40 %) was most prevalent among married women. Out of 175 (67.30 %) married women 118 (67 %) had taken treatment. Majority (97.45 %) taken allopathic treatment, 57 (33 %) had not taken any treatment and give reason for not taking treatment. Majority of the women gave reasons that they did not have time or money to take the treatment. There was significant association between age and health problems of reproductive system among married women. There was significant association between history of abortion in the past and health problems of reproductive system among married women. Conclusion It could be concluded that married women suffered with health problems of reproductive system and excessive vaginal discharge was most prevalent among them.


Keywords: Health problems of reproductive system, Married women, Treatment seeking behaviour


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,


Pages: 693 - 699


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Bandna Kumari, Kamli Prakash, "Health Problems of Reproductive System and Treatment Seeking Behaviour among Married Women in Selected Rural Community Dehradun, Uttarakhand", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20182361, Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018, 693 - 699

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