As per the WHO- World health organization, a reproductive health can be defined as the total well-being in all phases of reproduction. this includes complete state of a mental, physical, and social well-being. Why is the discussion about reproductive health so important? This is mainly for the requirement of a stable and healthy population.
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There are a number of programs which are directed for maintaining a reproductive health. This program includes both small ads and few entrainment shows telecasted on the television in every channel for promoting safe sexual habits and awareness about various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). All these efforts by the government and NGOs aim at achieving a reproductively healthy society. These efforts include creating awareness about the various STDs along with their causes, preventions, mode of transmission and safety measures.
Problems and Strategies
The introduction of sex education is one of the steps taken by government which aims to create awareness among the adolescents and safe sexual practices. As the adolescents become eligible to reproduce, it is essential to inform them about the consequences of unsafe sexual practices and early pregnancy. It is achieved by the implementation of ‘National Adolescent Education Program’ at various schools from classes 9th to 12th.
People in the marriageable group are educated all about infertility, birth control methods, pregnancy, post-childbirth care of the baby and mother, etc. This will ensure so standard sized families.
It is also essential to provide proper medical facilities to deal with obstacles like infertility and other reproductive difficulties. Moreover, there are a few evil practices related to reproduction that are still prevailing in our society. Female infanticide is one such example.In order to prevent this crime, a legal ban has been put on Amniocentesis Test.
The amniocentesis test is mainly used for determining the sex of the unborn baby through analyzing the chromosomal content of the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. Thus, the awareness of gender equality is a new aim that the society is trying to achieve.
All these efforts being put forward to achieve a reproductively healthy society would be worthless if we do not cooperate. Thus, with the cooperation of the society, government and other NGOs, a reproductively healthy society can be achieved.
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