REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH STATUS OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG MOTHERS (YOUTH) AND THEIR AWARENESS CUM CONCERNS ABOUT HIV-AIDS; A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN ANDHRA PRADESH AND KERALA STATES

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH STATUS OF ADOLESCENTS

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by Prof. V.K.Ravindra Kumar(Author)

ISBN Number : 9781630444532

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Prof. V.K.Ravindra Kumar

Prof. V.K.Ravindra Kumar is the Senior Professor in the Department of ‘Population Studies and Social Work’, S.V.University, Tirupati. He put up 25 years of teaching experience so far. In addition, he actively involved in other roles at university level viz., Public Relation Officer, Co-ordinator to University Development Committee and Co-ordinator to Students Affairs. He is zestful in disseminating and so far published 45 articles in Indian journals, and 12 articles in International journals. As of now, seven of his students awarded with Ph.D degree and another equal no. are working presently. He organized Three International Conferences and Two National Conferences at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of reproductive disease or infirmity. Reproductive health deals with the reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life. The International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action states as reproductive health … implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. Implicit in this last condition are the right of men and women to be informed and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice, as well as other methods of their choice for regulation of fertility which are not against the law, and the right of access to appropriate health care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant. And Reproductive health includes sexual health, the purpose of which is the enhancement of life and personal relations, and not merely counseling and care related to reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases.