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616 ADOLESCENT HEALTH AWARENESS SESSION IN VIDYA NAGAR

posted May 29, 2019, 9:07 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 29, 2019, 9:08 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 27-May-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in the Vidya Nagar slum. Around 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. Dr. Sanyukta Roy 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.

Ms. Lalita also spoke about the health 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. Rajshree Deshkhaire (Staff- DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to everyone.