Chandigarh: PGIMER, 2005.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Vol: 72, Issue: 4
This experimental study was conducted to measure the effectiveness of a reproductive health education package in improving the knowledge of adolescent girls aged 15-19 years in Chandigarh (India). The method included a reproductive health education package, developed in consultation with parents, teachers and adolescents, was delivered to randomly sampled classes of two senior secondary schools and one school was selected as control. It is observed, as a major finding of this study, that peer education and conventional education strategies were effective in improving the reproductive health knowledge of adolescent girls but peer strategy was less time consuming.
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