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posted Apr 30, 2019, 10:15 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 10:16 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 26-April-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in the Indira Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 24 girls participated in the session held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Ms. Anita Waghchore (Social worker – Aundh Hospital) 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 and 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 the resource person 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. Sarika Kadam (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.