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307 HEALTH RISK EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENT SLUM GIRLS

posted May 26, 2018, 7:59 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 26, 2018, 8:01 AM ]
22-May-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls residing in the Khadi Machine slum in Chinchwad. 17 girls participated in the session which was held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhrai (Coordinator -DBDS) introduced the Resource person to the participants and outlined the subject matter of the session. Mrs. Minakshi Shwawale (Sneha Foundation) was the resource person for this session. The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on hygiene, sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet and nutrition.

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 etc. She 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. Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhaire (DBDS -Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all. All the participants were given sanitary napkins to help them in hygienic habits. Mrs. Vrushali Unhale (DBDS- Staff) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program.