Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : adolescent girls

Assessment of sexual behaviour and practices among adolescent girls

Dr. Ratandeep Lamba

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2998-3002

Background:Adolescents (10–19 years of age) comprise almost 22% of India's
population. This is the age group in which physical changes usually commence with the
growth spurt followed by secondary sexual characteristics development.The present
study was conducted to assess sexual behaviour and practices among adolescent girls.
Materials & Methods:126 adolescent girls in age ranged 15-24 years were exposed to a
predetermined questionnaire consisting open and closed ended questions. Information
such reasons for not using contraception, Sexual orientation and reasons for sexual
activity was recorded.
Results: Age group 15-20 years had 60 and 20-24 years had 66 subjects. The difference
was non- significant (P> 0.05). Reasons for not using contraception was does not feel
good in 54, not aware in 40 and not available in 32. The difference was non- significant
(P>0.05). Reasons for sexual activity was urge in 62, peer pressure in 24 and fun in 40.
The difference was significant (P<0.05). Type of intercourse preferred was vagino penal
in 40, vagino penal and anal in 55 and ano oral &vagino penal in 21.The difference was
non- significant (P>0.05).60 were heterosexual, 30 were homosexual and 26 were
bisexual. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: There is need to inculcate awareness about sexual activity among
adolescent girls.

Determinants of healthy lifestyle among adolescent girls based on Pender’s Health Promotion Model

Novia Dwi Windasari; Eka Mishbahatul Marah Has; Retnayu Pradanie

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 734-740

Introduction: Adolescence is the second most critical period of physical growth in the life cycle after the first year. The increased prevalence of unhealthy lifestyles among adolescent girls has become a public concern, as they should maintain their health status for the health of their future children.
Aims: This study aims to analyze the determinants of healthy lifestyle among adolescent girls based on Pender’s Health Promotion Model.
Method: This was a descriptive-analytic study with cross-sectional approach. The population was adolescent girls (15-18 years old) at Senior High School, Gresik City, East Java. Samples were 210 respondents, taken by using simple random sampling technique. The independent variables were intrinsic motivation, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, self-efficacy, and peers support. The dependent variable was healthy lifestyle behavior. Data were collected by using questionnaire, then analyzed using chi-square (x2) (α <0.05).
Result: Result showed significant correlation between intrinsic motivation (p=0.001; C=0.253), perceived benefits (p=0.001; C=0.246), perceived barriers (p=0.002; C=0.233), self-efficacy (p=0,000; C=0.436), and peers support (p=0,000; C=0.348) with adolescent girls’ healthy lifestyle.
Conclusion: Positive cognition on benefits, no barrier perceived, strong self-efficacy, and strong peer supports would increase adolescent girls’ healthy life.


Ashinie. C; M. Jeevitha; Mrs.S. Sangeetha

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 869-882

Adolescence is an important period of transition from girlhood to womanhood. Menstruation is the physiological process that indicates the onset of puberty. The practice of menstrual hygiene also depends on socioeconomic, cultural and religious differences. Menstrual hygiene plays an important role in the overall health of women. The aim of the study is to analyse the knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in the Chennai population. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted among 102 girls of Chennai population to analyse their knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene through an online survey. A self administered questionnaire was prepared with 10 closed ended questions and circulated among the parents through online survey forms “Google forms”. The responses were collected and statistically analysed by SPSS using chi square test. The results were represented by bar charts and frequency tables.Among the 102 participants 98.8% of them are aware of menstrual hygiene 96.1% of the girls use sanitary pads as the absorbent, and about 99% of them dispose of their used absorbents in dustbins. 94.1% have knowledge on the effect of not following good menstrual hygiene. The study concludes that the girls of Chennai population have adequate knowledge and good practice of menstrual hygiene