Sexual and reproductive health status in Indian youth: Addressing the needs and their involvement
Ambarish Kumar Rai, Bal Govind Chauhan, Ankana Kumari
In India, the share of the youth population (15-24 years of age) is more than one-fourth of the country. Despite this large chunk of the productive population being in the 15-24 age groups, the health needs of youth have neither been researched nor addressed adequately. The objective of this paper is to examine the status of sexual and reproductive health of youth. Youth in India: Situation and needs, data has been used for this study. Bi-variate and multivariate technique have been used to fulfill the aforesaid objective. The result shows that the genital infection was three times more likely in female than male. The odds of sexual and reproductive problem decrease with increases the education. Not working was significantly and positively associated with the menstruation related problem and anxiety about swapndosh. There is need to execute some youth-centric policy that work to aware about sexual health with the social participation.