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This article aims to identify priorities and health program adaptations for adolescent girls in rural Jharkhand, where 26% of the population belong to the Scheduled Tribes category. Amongst India’s population of 243 million adolescents, two million (9%) belong to Scheduled Tribes in underserved, rural areas. This study examines the health of adolescent girls along with certain key parameters such as physical and mental health, disability, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, gender norms, decision-making, education, and violence. It also identifies priorities for community interventions to serve adolescents and their families. These findings can help health offices, social organizations, and health workers identify priorities and set parameters to adapt and implement health programs for adolescents.
Using smartphones to encourage adolescents to seek health services.
by Ana Radovic, et al. 60 min read