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Title: Sexually transmitted diseases and health seeking behaviour of male tribal youth: a study among primitive tribal groups of Orissa
Researcher: Praharaj, Purujit
Guide(s): Sonowal, C J
Keywords: Social science
tribal youth
sexually transmitted diseases
tribal group
Upload Date: 15-Sep-2011
University: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Completed Date: 05/02/2010
Abstract: The increasing burden of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and the vulnerability of youth and tribal population to it, has formed the basis for the present study, with the broad objective to find out the nature, extent and the determinants of sexually transmitted diseases and health seeking behaviour of the male tribal youth among the two Primitive Tribal Groups in the state of Orissa, namely, the Juang and the Lodha. Being rich in cultural tradition, the tribal groups have their own code of conduct on sexual behaviour and related aspects including sexual health problems and health and treatment seeking behaviour, which felt to be explored in the present study, especially in terms of STDs. A multi stage sampling procedure was adopted for the study. The socio-cultural environment of the primitive tribal groups under study plays a prominent role in shaping sexual life of the tribal youth. Right from the selfobservation to the informal mode of transmission of knowledge, the tribal youth start their learning in this regard at a very early age. Formal and informal social groups like age-groups, groups involved in economic activities etc., plays definite role to inculcate knowledge of sex and sexual acts. Their traditional beliefs and practices also play an important role in shaping their sexual life from the beginning. The Juang have youth dormitory as an institution of imparting knowledge on sex related issues to a certain extent, whereas the Lodhas have no such well defined social institution. Following such situation the Juang shows a relatively passive and slow pace of inculcating sex related knowledge or perceptions while the Lodha youth shows relatively more active and uncontrolled inculcation at an early age. Early age at marriage and early age at sexual debut are two of the serious concerns among the youth of primitive tribal groups, where attention needs to be paid. The sexual behaviour of youth highlighted the fact of existence of pre-marital and extramarital sexual relationship with multiple partners. Having sex, while being outside the village, especially as migrant labourer, is evident among some tribal youth. This is seen among the married youth also as they go alone for seasonal work in towns and indulge in sexual act there with strangers. The study further highlight that it is not the presence or absence of youth dormitory or any institutionalized norms responsible for determining the sexual behaviour.
Pagination: xxi, 344p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/2720
Appears in Departments:School of Social Sciences

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