GIZ program on Reproductive Health

GIZ EventsNGO News Report :: German Corporation GIZ organized a baseline report sharing meeting at Narayanganj Club today on July 27, 2015. The survey report was presented by Dr. Lilli Niemi, Team Leader, ABDC Project, GIZ, German Cooperation and Helee Rafique Choudhury, Long Term Expert, GIZ. The Program was coordinate by S.M. Tofazzel Hossain, Technical Advisor-Quality Management, GIZ. City Corporation Councilors, NGO representatives and City Corporation Staffs of Narayanganj have attended at the Report Sharing Event.

The survey was conducted among 911 adolescent boys and girls on Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) on Sexuality and Reproductive Health (SRH) living in urban slum areas of Narayanganj. According to BMHS, 2011 in Bangladesh, we have 22% adolescent population.

Among them round 66% early marriage happen in slum and 11.8% girls below 18 years are carrying baby which is high risk cause of girls’ mortality. In the slum area due to sanitation problem girls are facing SRH problems like irregular menstruation, discharge, painful menstruation, STIs. Other problems of them are injuries, violence, rape, sexual abuse, victims of acid attacks, etc. There are early or unwanted pregnancies, pre – eclampsia/ eclampsia, obstructed labor caused by immaturity of birth canal, post- partum hemorrhage, ruptured uterus, septic abortion, etc.

The report says, Boys SRH problems are mental anxiety and depression because of starting of wet dreams. The highest adolescent pregnancy rate which is 32.8% in Rajshahi division (BMHS, 2010). The slum adolescents have poor knowledge on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Around 29% adolescents have knowledge on AIDS and Contraceptives. GIZ is aiming to increase their knowledge among them up to 54% in Narayanganj by 2017 through implementing project on SRH.

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