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755 AXA PROJECT: Health Risk Education for Adolescent Girls

posted Sep 17, 2019, 10:35 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 17, 2019, 10:35 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 14-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls of PCMC Urdu School in Akurdi Chowk (Pune). 96 girls participated in the session held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported by AXA Business Services. 

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Ms. Tejswini Aambuskar was the resource person for this session. She covered following topics in her lecture: 

· Impact of adolescent physical, sexual, and social development
· Contraception, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases
· Sexual violence and sex trafficking
· Family planning services; social, cultural, political, and ethical barriers
· Cervical cancer screening and menopause
· Personal cleanliness and hygiene 

In the second session the resource person covered topics on the 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 Deshkhire (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session.