Latin word “Adolescere” means to grow up.
The term adolescence is derived from this term .Age
between 10-19 years is said to be adolescent period by
WHO. During this period, the life characterized into
critical physical and psychological changes towards
adulthood. In this , we have discussed the awareness in
various issues in adolescent period such as knowledge and
attitude towards sexual and reproductive health, family
planning, sexually transmitted diseases, menarche and
menstruation. Various studies discussed shows that
awareness level in reproductive health issues are very low.
It is very important for the adolescents to attend training
or the school and health services have to take active role in
bringing awareness regarding reproductive health so that
many of the complications and especially sexually
transmitted diseases can be prevented among adolescents.
Keywords : Adolescent, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Awareness.