Impact of violence on women’s reproductive health: a case study in India

Ananya Patra, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Jalandhar Pradhan, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Impact of Domestic Violence on Women’s Health: A Case Study in India. Ananya Patra* Dr. Jalandhar Pradhan† Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of diseases. In general the health of women is more closely identified with their reproductive health. With the population increasing at alarming rate it has become the focus of increasing attention in the recent years. If we compare with the earlier generations we find that this generation is living in a healthier, urbanized and educated life. Despite this fact they face significant problems in relation to their reproductive and sexual health. The younger population or the adolescents succumb to diseases failing to understand their needs. This paper will focus on the existing research on reproductive and sexual health and to explore the attitude regarding this in the Indian context. It also intends to highlight on the determinants of the sexual and reproductive health and the cause of deterioration among the Indian women. To reduce the vulnerability and improve the sexual and reproductive health among the adolescents will also be another objective of this study. This paper will take into account the age group of 15-49 as to carry out the further study. Moreover the entire study will be based on the National Family Health Surveys -3 as the main source of existing data. The correlation and regression method will be used to analyze the data and to study the impact. ________________________________ *Research Scholar, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Orissa, email: ananya.patra01@gmail.com †Assistant Professor in Health Economics, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Orissa, email: jpp_pradhan@yahoo.com

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