The Concept of reproductive health advocated at the international conference o population and development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 is first of all discriminatory in nature owing to over enthusiasm resulting out of family planning and women’s development programs, this concept focused mostly on women belonging to the reproductive period. The specific objectives of the study are: to assess the reproductive health and nutritional study of tribal reproductive women of Gidhpuri village of Chhattisgarh, to explore the reproductive behavior and their social-cultural causes, to find at health seeking behavior regarding child health. 50 pregnant and lactating women of different groups residing in Gidhpuri village- Savara, Binjhwar, Gond and other were randomly selected for collecting information about women empowerment and for assessing the reproductive and contraceptive behavior, age at menarche age at marriage etc through structured interview schedule. 50.06% families were nuclear and 43.04% were joint families followed by 78.72% illiterate and 18.28% literate. Mean age at marriage of adolescent Savara girls is found 13.9 ±4.5 years. In Binjhwar it is found 12.7 ±2.84 years and in Gonds 10.2±3.0 years. 10 % women used to go to the government hospital followed by 90 % women they don’t go anywhere; they birth their children at home by traditional midwife. On the above findings it is concluded that reproductive health conditions of tribes of Gidhpuri village is very worse in affirm and inadequate
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Jitendra Kumar Premi. Reproductive and Child Health among the Tribes of Gidhpuri Village, Chhattisgarh. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 3(2): April-June, 2015; Page 71-75.