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Dr.Shiv Chandra Mathur is a public health specialist. He has taught epidemiology in Medical Colleges of Rajasthan for more than two decades. Currently he is a Director of apex level training and research institute in the Health sector in the largest state of India.

Dr.Shiv Mathur is deeply involved in implementing the HRD component of RCH project (funded by World Bank/UNFPA/European Commission) in India. He has earlier contributed three lectures to the Supercourse on different components of Reproductive Health which are available on the same website.

Half of the world’s population currently is less than 25 years age and 20% of population is in second decade of life. In this context, knowing about adolescents and their reproductive health is relevant.