Published on April 2021 | Food Science
Adolescence is a transitional stage that includes multidimensional changes, including physical, psychological, emotional, and social changes. Adolescence is the crucial period reflected by the initiation of active reproductive period. It is a stage of life in which an individual attains sexual maturity, and in spite of this, it has been observed that adolescents lack basic information about their body, sexuality, and contraception. Adolescents‟ knowledge and access to reproductive health services is important for their physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Modern advances in the reproductive field have evolved with the introduction of certain reproductive technologies. The research was conducted on adolescent girls from the degree colleges of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. The present study was focused on collecting information on their knowledge levels of the recent reproductive technologies such as pregnancy avoidance, storage of semen and sterilization techniques. The results indicated 71.6 percent of them were of pregnancy avoidance techniques, 47.6 percent known that semen could be stored and 65.4 percent were aware of sterilization techniques. The findings on the attitudinal scores indicated that the adolescent girls need to be educated to motivate them positively towards adopting healthy reproductive practices.