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447 HEALTH RISK AWARENESS SESSION FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS

posted Dec 20, 2018, 9:03 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 20, 2018, 9:03 AM ]
15-December-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in Mahatma Phule Nagar slum. 16 girls participated in this session held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Dr. Soniya Kumar (Counsellor) was the resource person for this session. The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene and 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.

This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (DBDS -Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session.