Paper Code: 
HFN 144F
Contact Hours: 
Max. Marks: 
  • To enhance knowledge about reproductive heath
  • To provide detail information about family planning
  • To tell about Outcomes of health Pregnancy and reproductive health
  • To create awareness regarding programs of safe motherhood  



Unit I: 
Unit I

Reproductiveand sexuality

  • The concept of reproductivehealth
  • The concept of sexuality
  • Changing from ICPD andBeyond


  • Access to contraception
  • Operations of family planningprogram
  • Birth spacing Policy
  •   National Reproductive Health Program

Determinantof ContraceptiveUse

  • Level and pattern of contraceptive use
  • Factor determinants of contraceptive use:
  • Socio-economic characteristic of women
  • Husband and wife relation
  • Community factors


Unit II: 

Outcomes of Unwanted Pregnancy

Unwanted births      

·       Induced Abortion

·       Health-seeking behavior to terminate pregnancy

·       Determinants of abortion

Quality of Care Approach to providing Reproductive Health Care Services


·       Perceived of quality of carefrom provider’s and client’sperspective

·       Component of quality of careprovided

·       Quality of care models

·       Review problems in

·       implementing a quality of care approach

Potential impact onreproductive health outcomesof the shift to a quality 

Unit III: 

ReproductiveTract InfectionRTIs

·       Social network and support

·       Social impact

·        Determinant of RTIs

·        Consequences of RTIs

·        Health-seeking behavior ofRTIs

·        Intervention to prevent andtreat RTIs


·       Factors determinantadolescent sexual behaviors

·        Protective factors

·        School

·       Family

Gender and Sexuality

·       Social and culturalconstruction of gender andsexuality

·        Gender perspective ofreproductive health andsexuality

Reproductive and sexualityRight

Unit IV: 

Violence against women

  • Theoretical framework
  • violence against women
  •  Rape, Sexual harassment,sexual violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Determinants andconsequences of sexualviolence in various forms


Maternal and Child Health

  • Overview of Maternal and Child Health in developing Countries
  •  MCH policy and plan up to2010


Unit V: 


  • Concept
  • Importance of breastfeeding
  • WHO Recommendation on Breastfeeding
  • Baby mother Hospital

Determinant of Mother and Child Mortality

  • Maternal death: Indicator of mortality
  • Infant and children mortality: Indicator of mortality
  • Factor determinants of MC mortality:


-High Fertility

      -Health status

  • Models of maternal and child Survival


Safe motherhood policies

  • Concept of safe-motherhood
  • Component of safe motherhood
  • Objectives of ANC
  • Safe delivery
  • Postnatal care
  • National Safe-motherhoodProject


Essential Readings: 
  1. Sexual and Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health. 2003. Sexual and Reproductive Health: A resource book for New Zealand health care organisations. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  2. Adrienne Germain, King K. Holmes, Peter Piot, Judith WasserheitSpringer Reproductive Tract Infections: Global Impact and Priorities for Women’s Reproductive Health
    Reproductive Biology  US, 2013
  3. Germain, A., Holmes, K.K., Piot, P., Wasserheit, J. Reproductive Tract Infections Global Impact and Priorities for Women’s Reproductive HealthSeries: Reproductive Biology
  4. John Bongaarts, John C. Cleland, John Townsend, Jane T. Bertrand, Monica Das Gupta; Family Planning Programs for the 21st Century: Rationale and Design,  , Published 2012
  5. Warren C. Robinson John A. Rose; The Global Family Planning Revolution  Three Decades of PopulationPolicies and Programs s Editors THE WORLD BANK Washington, D.C      
  6. Cameron Bowie & Eveline Geubbels; Epidemiology of Maternal Mortality in Malawi – 2 nd edition Department of Community Health, College of Medicine, Malawi
  7. William Sears M.D. The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning Paperback – 2000



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