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 Clinics to offer teens sex-related advice

Union health ministry has decided to address the contentious issue of sexual health of adolescents head on. With one in every five Indians is in the age bracket of 10-19 years, the Union health ministry has conceived an "Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH)" programme, where unique "health clinics" will dish out "adolescent-friendly services."

 47% of young Indian women marry before 18

That India marries off its daughters in such a hurry that they have little time to grow out of their teens is a fact that no longer raises eyebrows. But what should come as a shock to a country that preens itself over its growing economic prowess is that we fare worse than sub-Saharan Africa, or for that matter, all of Africa put together, when it comes to child marriage.

 TB is killing women silently

As the sun set over the 2,500 year old stupa in Vaishali, Bihar and in the half-light of dusk, a young woman showed me an X-ray that she brought out of a dark and damp corner of her hut. She weighed less than 30kg, looked anaemic and weak and carried a 10 day old infant in her arms, while two other toddlers tugged at her sari.

 India calls for 'effective prioritisation' of gender issues

India has underlined the need for the UN to prioritise its goals on gender equality and empowerment of women so as to prevent efforts becoming diffused at a key meeting of the world body. "Unless there is effective prioritisation, efforts will get diffused," Hardeep Singh Puri, India's ambassador to the UN said

 Infant mortality rate down by 6 per cent

India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has been going down, the drop higher every successive year since 2003, according to the latest figures from the Home Ministry’s Registrar General of India.

 Parents should teach kids about sex

Parents should be the most important providers of information about sex and sexuality to kids, says a new survey of parents.

 “Youth Friendly Health Centre” inaugurated at Jamia

The National Service Scheme, Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with Delhi State AIDS Control Society have come together to set up a "Youth Friendly Health Centre" at Jamia Millia Islamia.

 


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