Sexual and reproductive health awareness day


Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness

February 12th is observed as Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day. The objective of this is to:

  1. Increase awareness about sexual and reproductive health issues
  2. Reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections & diseases

A large number of people, especially women get married at an early age in India, several of them even before the legal age of 18. This is often followed by having kids at an earlier age, many a times as a result of unplanned pregnancy. One of the reasons for this can be lack of access to proper information about contraceptives and family planning. This is more prominent in rural households vis a vis urban ones. Continue reading “Sexual and reproductive health awareness day”