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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019
A Comparative Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Early Marriage and Early Pregnancy among Adolescents Boys and Girls at Madhuramangalam
Sathyiabama | Azhagiri
Abstract: Early marriage is defined as a marriage carried below 21 years before the girl is physically, physiological, and psychologically ready to shoulder the responsibilities of marriage and child bearing. When in young women marry early, their former education often terminates, preventing them to acquire knowledge and skills determining the prospects for employment opportunities. Girl brides face isolation from school friends and workplace and therefore lack of social support critical for their emotional well-being be and economic opportunities. Teenage pregnancy 15-19 years is on the Rise emerging as a serious problem today all over the world and more so in the developing countries like India as early marriage are the cultural norms of our society. Teenage pregnancy can have immediate and lasting consequence for young women's health education and income earning potential which is often passed on to her children. complications from pregnancy and childbirth are among the leading causes of death among women. So the present study is done to comparative study to assess the knowledge regarding early marriage and early pregnancy among adolescents boys and girls at maduramangalam. A descriptive research design was done in rural area of maduramangalam.50 boys and 50 girls with adolescents age are included in our study. Simple random sampling techniques method was used in selecting the samples. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data on knowledge regarding early marriage and early pregnancy among adolescent's boys and girls. While comparing the level of knowledge on early marriage and early pregnancy among girls and boys, the girls 11 (22 %) has good knowledge than boys 7 (14 %).
Keywords: knowledge, adolescent's boys and girls, early marriage, early pregnancy
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,
Pages: 1636 - 1638