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233 HEALTH RISK AWARENESS WORKSHOP FOR SLUM GIRLS

posted Feb 14, 2018, 11:35 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 11:36 AM ]
10-Feb-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness workshop for the adolescent girls residing in the Ambekar Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 24 girls participated in this workshop held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction” project supported AXA Business Services.

The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet and nutrition. Dr. Pratibha Lokhande was the resource person. The resource person spoke about physical changes, social and psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, reproductive health rights, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse, drug and substance abuse.

Dr. Pratibha also spoke about the safe and effective birth control methods. After that she covered topics on risks of consuming tobacco. This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. Ms Vibhawari Kamble (DBDS - staff) arranged the logistics for this workshop in Ambedkar Nagar slum.