International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


(MCI Approved Journal)

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2018)

A study to assess the functioning of designated sexually transmitted infection /reproductive tract infection clinics in district Gwalior (M.P.)

Author(s): Dr. Praveen Yuwane, Dr. Swapnil Jain, Dr. Ruchir Jain
Abstract:
Introduction: Reproductive tract infection (RTI) is a common but neglected health problem affecting health and social well being of women, particularly those in the reproductive and economically most productive age groups, and their off springs. Reproductive Tract Infections (RTI) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) present a huge burden of disease and adversely impact reproductive health of people. About 60 to 80 million couples worldwide suffer from infertility and childlessness, often as a result of tubal blockage caused by untreated or inadequately treated STIs.
Materials and Methods: The study was done in the DSRCs of the District Gwalior of the Madhya Pradesh.
Study Design: Prospective cross sectional study
Study Population: All the patients attending STI clinic during study period of one year.
Sample Size: 300 patients attending Designated STI/RTIs clinics at JAH and Morar Hospital.
Sampling: Simple random sampling was done to complete the required sample size of 300.
Result: As per the study findings 30.3% of the women belong to the age group of 26-30 yrs, 26.6% in the age group of 21-25 yrs.97% of the participants were female and only 3% were male participants. 76% of the study participants were Hindu, followed by Muslim (20.3%) and Christian (3.7%) respectively.44% of the participants were illiterate followed by 25.7% participants educated up to the level of middle and primary school (16.3%) respectively.
Conclusion: After establishment of the DSRCs there has been improvement in the service delivery regarding STI/RTI. People are coming to health facilities to use these services, but still there is great scope of improvement for even better service deliveries.
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