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  Departments of Health >> Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual Health (ARSH)

Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual Health (ARSH) : -

        Adolescent health services is a crucial component under ARSH. Initiative was launched during 2005-06 through establishment of adolescent friendly health clinics. In Wardha district ARSH clinics have been started in one District Hospital and 2 sub district hospital. In Wardha district. Training is necessary to strengthen this program for action plane for training of trainers is planed. After TOT training for all paramedical staff will be conducted.
        Wardha district has implemented innovative scheme regarding Sanitary Nakpin under ARSH. District has implemented innovative scheme regarding sanitary napkin under ARSH program.

Habituating Adolescent Girls for use of Sanitary Napkins :

        In Wardha district, there are 967 villages where around 12.50 lac population resides. There are approximately 65000 adolescent girls (14-18 yrs. age group) in rural areas, they dont have the habits to use the sanitary pads or sanitary napkins during the Menstrual periods. They often use the locally available cloths during menstrual periods, which leads to RTI, STI, Poor genital hygiene etc. To educate these adolescent girls, regarding proper genital hygiene, physiology of menstruation, adolescent health problems etc. scheme issues and habituate them for use of sanitary napkins has been initiated in Wardha district on pilot basis in two blocks. For this purpose the Peer education from already formed Kishori Panchayat, Anganwadi Sevika and Health Training (MHT) and the sanitary Napkins provided to the adolescent girls for the period of two months totally free of cost and thereafter at minimal price through these depots. The money thus generated, would be utilized for buying Sanitary pads for the next year.

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