Social Horizons of Voluntary Associations in Adolescent Health

Social Horizons of Voluntary Associations in Adolescent Health

A study in Urban Orissa

by Dr. Binodini Mishra (write a review)
Type: Print Book
Genre: Diet & Health, Sex & Relationships
Language: English
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Description of "Social Horizons of Voluntary Associations in Adolescent Health"

Adolescents constitute one fifth of the world population. Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and physiological development sensitive to various types of interferance leading to various issues like health problems and psychological disorders. This book deals with the magnitude of adolescent Health Problems, Puberty & Pubertal Disorders, Nutrition, Endocrinal problems & RTI among adolescents, Contraception, Sex & sexuality - myths and misconceptions, Adolescent Counseling and Stress Management etc.

Orissa is one of the backward states of India, consisting of 30 districts, the per capita income being significantly low. Some of the reasons of poverty in Orissa are its social composition- dominated by scheduled caste and scheduled tribe populations, low literacy, poor health infrastructure etc. The role of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and Voluntary Organizations are quite significant in various fields such as: political, commercial, social welfare, cultural, religious, health and body care, sports, hotel and tourism, charities etc where adolescents are being involved as proactive agents in recent decades.

The content of this book is based on the findings of an intensive study involving a number of voluntary associations working in the urbans and slums of the study area. A total of 400 samples were taken from youth & adolescent groups in 8 urban locations of Orissa thus consisting of around 50 samples in each location. The study involved tools like schedules, questionnaires, individual interviews, in-depth discussions, and group meetings to probe the sex related activities of adolescent boys and girls and investigate different dimensions of adolescent issues.

The study was conducted as part of the doctoral project undertaken by the author guided by two eminent professors of Utkal University, Prof. Dr. L. K. Mahapatra and Prof. Dr. P. K. Mishra. The thesis was submitted for Ph. D. degree in the P. G. Deptt. of Anthropology in 2008 and was awarded the same in 2009 by Utkal University.

About the author(s)

Binodini Mishra did a Master degree in Anthropology in 1980 and later completed her Ph.D. in 2008-09. She is experienced for about 30 years in various fields of Social Development and Social Research including Health, Nutrition, Education, Gender, Media/ Advocacy, RCH, ARSH, Disability, Family Planning, Maternal Health, Child Health and Immunization, HIV/ AIDS, STI/ RTI, Water & Sanitation, Livelihood, Sustanable Agriculture/ Biodiversity, Microfinance, Local Governance, Health Education, Social Communication/ BCC, Life Skill Education/ SRH/ Adolescent Health, RNTCP/ TB, Disaster Management/ Relief, Human Trafficking, PLA/PRA, Watershed Management, Human rights and others.

Binodini has worked in various reputed national and international organisations including DANIDA, NORAD, Operations Research Group, Spanish Redcross, DFID/ MSI, ActionAid India, UNFPA, SIMAVI Netherlands, UNICEF, DANTB, NACO/ OSACS etc. Apart from her involvement in Action Research Projects, she is currently teaching to Graduate and Post-Graduate Students of Social Work, Rural Development and Rural Management in Amity University, BJB Autonomous College, IGNOU and others.

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