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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023
Prospective Observational Study of Adolescent Gynaecological Problems in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Dr. R. Raja Rajeswari | Dr. Prabha 
Abstract: Background: Adolescence period in girls has been recognised as a special phase of their life. It requires special attention. This transition period makes them vulnerable to various problems e. g., general, reproductive health, sexually related and psychological problems. This period in girl?s life is the preparation for their safe motherhood. Reproductive health problems of adolescent girls have its own space in the spectrum of gynaecological problems of all ages. This is because of its association with emotional and psychological factors and its unique presentation. Adolescent health determines the health of the nation. Aim and Objectives: To assess the gynaecological problems for adolescent girls coming to GRMH. To study the various modes of management of gynaecological disorders among adolescent girls. Materials and Methodology: All adolescent girls (10-19years) attending the outpatient and inpatient wards of department of obstetrics and gynaecology, GRMH are included in the study. Results: About 118 girls are involved in the study; maximum incidence of gynaecological problems was found in the age group of 19 years (29.7%) and next is 18 years (18.6%). Majority of the adolescent girls belonged to family of socio-economic status class IV (72.9%) and 59.3% girls are from urban areas., Abnormal Uterine bleeding is the most commonest gynaecological problem encountered in the adolescent girls of 39.8%, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 20.3%. Adolescent girls with dysmenorrhoea was about 11% followed by ovarian tumors of about 9.3%. Conclusion: Adolescence in girls has been regonised as a special phase in their life. It requires a specific approach and special attention. This period of transition makes them vulnerable to various problems. This period in a girl?s life is the preparation for safe motherhood. These adolescent girls are the direct reproducer for the future generation. So, the health of these girls not only influences her own health but, also the health of future generation.
Keywords: Adolescent gynaecological problem, Abnormal uterine bleeding, poly cystic ovarian syndrome, dysmenorrhoea, ovarian tumors
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,
Pages: 748 - 752