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Reproductive Health in North-East States of India

Romeeta Konthoujam, Dr. R. Lakshmi
1Ph.D Scholar, Department of Sociology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. 2Professor, Department of Sociology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.
Online First: December 01, 2017
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Abstract

Good health is a prerequisite for human welfare and development. Good health confers on a person or on groups, freedom from illness and the ability to realize one’s potential. The common indicators of health status are life expectancy at birth, infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, fertility rate, crude birth rate and crude death rate. These indicators of health are determined by numerous factors such as per capita income, nutrition, sanitation, safe drinking water, health infrastructure etc. India is fighting against social evils such as polio, infant mortality, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS etc. In rural India, government health infrastructure and facilities are not adequate to meet these challenges for the general population. Due to insufficient facilities and lack of infrastructure, the expenditure on health has been increasing thereby resulting in a huge burden to the rural women. In this article, an attempt has been made to understand the reproductive health status of women in the North-eastern states of India.

Keyword : Health, Reproductive Health, Infant Mortality, Maternal Mortality, WHO.

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