Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:37:20 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Reproductive Health Awareness Day 2017

photo by

By
14th-Feb-2017       Readers ( 466 )   0 Comments
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all (0) »

Life Desk :
February 12th is celebrated as the Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day to raise awareness about issues related to sexual and reproductive health. An important aspect of sexual and reproductive health awareness is to educate people about the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). STDs are dreaded diseases that are a cause of major public health concern.
The events conducted during this awareness day will aid in
Educating people about sexual health
Aiding in saving lives
Encouraging preventive action like the use of contraceptives Know about birth control pills
Initiating health sexual practices
Generating awareness about human rights associated with sexual health, female genital mutilation and mental health related to sexual health
'For every one hour, 300 people contract HIV and educating people about sexual health is a necessity.'
In India, there is a helpline available to provide confidential counseling as well as to answer queries associated with sexual health by the National Population Stabilisation Fund (Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh). The helpline number is 1800-11-6555. There are many sexually transmitted infections that exist, though most people are only aware of AIDS and HIV infections. The other sexually transmitted infections include genital warts, genital herpes, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, crab lice and trichomoniasis. These are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact but are not limited by the gender, age or personal hygiene of the individual. They are spread by the organisms that are found to thrive in semen, vaginal fluids, bumps, sores and the blood of infected individuals. Other methods of transmission of these infections are through sharing needles, use of un-sterilized equipment for body piercing as well as in tattooing. According to the UNAIDS Report 2012, nearly 34 million people live with HIV, 3.3 million of the affected individuals are below the age of 15, 7000 people contract HIV every day. This makes it 300 every hour.
There is an urgent need for prevention of HIV to prevent the continued spread of the disease, especially in countries which have been showing a continuous increase in trend.
Role of Education
Education can play a key role in raising awareness about sexual and reproductive health of an individual, offering hope for a productive life. The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education set up a working group called the "Accelerate Initiative Working Group" to increase awareness in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sexual and Reproductive Awareness Week
Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week is celebrated in certain regions of the world from February 12th to February 17th. The Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is actively raising awareness about opening up about doubts associated with sexual health.
The theme for this year's sexual and reproductive health awareness week is "Ready for some pillow talk" which is aimed at having an open communication between doctors and patients which is vital for sexual and reproductive health. This is based on
The right to sexual and reproductive health and care
The right to being treated with respect
The right to receive quality and accessible care
The right to have non-judgmental conversations that are free from stigma
Symptoms of Sexually transmitted diseases
Pain or burning sensation during urination
Discharge that is unusual and with foul odor
Pain in lower abdomen
Itching sensation
Bleeding that occurs during intercourse or between menstrual periods
Pain during intercourse
An individual who suspects the presence of sexually transmitted diseases should visit a good physician. Even when the symptoms disappear, the infection may still remain with the need for treatment to cure it. When the infection remains untreated, it could lead to serious complications that could lead to sterility and could be fatal.
WHO has been actively campaigning against forced female genital mutilation, an essential component to healthy sexual and reproductive health. Current estimates show that over 200 million girls and women across the world have been subjected to harmful practices that inflict permanent harm to female genitalia.
The sexual and reproductive health awareness Day 2017 is an important day to spread the need to protect the body from harmful practices and to increase education about sexually transmitted diseases that threaten to reach epidemic proportions. Education at the grassroots level, starting form school children will aid in reaching out to individuals early and will encourage healthy sexual practices.
Source: Medindia

0 Comments. Share your thoughts also.
Write a comment
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Football »

Brothers taste first win in BPL Football


Brothers Union Club registered their first victory in the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League Football as they recorded a hard-fought solitary goal victory over Muktijodda Sangsad Krira Chakra held on Tuesday at Bangabandhu National Stadium.The first half of the match saw both the team got several scoring chances but ...

Editorial »

None to oversee and run the Insurance Sector


ACCORDING to the Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) sources, the organisation's top posts are still vacant, meaning - it can neither hold Board Meetings nor take decisions on policyholders and insurers' interest. Thus, the IDRA's validity and functionality come into the fore right away. IDRA has been formed under ...

International »

After Trump`s warning, China jumps to defense of Pakistan


PTI, New Delhi :China today jumped to the defence of its all-weather ally Pakistan in the wake of US President Donald Trump's stern warning to it over providing safe havens to terrorists, claiming that Islamabad is at the frontline of combating terrorism.Donald Trump, in his first prime-time televised address to ...

International »

India's top court bans Islamic instant divorce


Reuters, New Delhi :India's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a controversial Muslim instant divorce law unconstitutional, a landmark victory for Muslim women who had long argued that it violated their right to equality.The law allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word "talaq" three times. Muslim ...

City »

`Japan to continue support for Bangladesh's uplift`


Japan assured that the country would continue its assistance for Bangladesh's development."We would continue to render assistance for the development of Bangladesh," Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Masato Watanabe said when he paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here on Tuesday morning. After the meeting, ...

Entertainment »

Jacqueline blessed to be a part of A Gentleman and Judwaa 2


Jacqueline Fernandez is certainly on a high with much talked about projects, A Gentleman opposite Sidharth Malhotra and Judwaa 2 opposite Varun Dhawan, releasing back to back. With A Gentleman releasing this Friday and simultaneously stepping into the promotions of her movie, Judwaa 2, it’s an eventful period for Jacqueline ...

Editorial »

High risk in railway travel through flooding zones


A FATAL train accident was narrowly averted in Tangail on Sunday dawn as locals from a nearby mosque stepped in to stop a train only few yards from a bridge partially destroyed by floodwater in the Kalihati Upazila of the district. Driver of the Dhaka-bound Nilsagar Express carrying around 2000 ...

Cricket »

Australia's cricket players (from left) Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Usman Khawaja playing with a ball during a practice session in Dhaka on Monday. Australia is scheduled to play two Test matches against Bangladesh beginning August 27 in Dhaka.


Entertainment »

Chirodiner Sabina on BTV in Eid


Sabina Yasmin is a living legend in the country’s music arena. For many years her songs inspired us. She has not only rendered patriotic songs but also gave her voice for play-back songs. On the occasion of coming Eid, Bangladesh Television has taken initiative to arrange a solo musical show ...

Entertainment »

Legendary film actor Razzak


Entertainment Desk :Abdur Razzak (1942-2017) was a legendary Bangladeshi actor and film director. He is referred to as Nayak Raj Razzak, a title given by Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury, editor of Chitrali. He got the Independence Day Award in 2015. Razzak was born in Naktala in South Kolkata His parents Akbar ...

City »

BFUJ President Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, among others, at a programme for collecting relief materials for flood-hit people organised by Rangpur Bibhag Sangbadik Samity at the Jatiya Press Club on Monday.


International »

Trump sends `thoughts and prayers` to US sailors in crash


AFP, Washington :US President Donald Trump late Sunday tweeted his "thoughts and prayers" to the sailors aboard a US destroyer that collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 missing and five injured."Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway", ...

Editorial »

River erosion now adds to flood woes


REPEATED environmental disasters seem to take heavy toll on the people of this country this year. Followed by unprecedented off-season heavy rainfall, landslides, flash floods and the ongoing floods again, the newest woe that hits the people is unprecedented river erosions in the north and middle parts of the country. ...

Cricket »

Mominul to replace Mosaddek in 14-member national squad


A day after his omission from the team, top order batsman and most consistent performer in the longer version cricket Mominul Haque was recalled to the Bangladesh's squad on Sunday for the first Test against touring Australia scheduled to begin on August 27 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in ...

Entertainment »

I have left everything for films and there is no looking back: Srinidhi Shetty


Miss Supranational 2016 Srinidhi Shetty is an engineer, model and soon to be actress. Srinidhi started her pageant career after she finished her engineering degree from Bengaluru. She then participated in Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2016 and Miss Supernational 2016. 2016 has been Srinidhi's reigning year as Miss Supranational and ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news