Awareness on teen pregnancy conducted at Wokha

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Dimapur, June 24: The Wokha District administration in collaboration with key stake holders and line departments under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao organized a one day seminar cum awareness on teen pregnancy on June 22 in the DC’s conference hall, Wokha, with Dr Noune Terhase (Gynecologist) as the resource person. Adolescent Girls Club and girl students from different schools attended the programme.
Addressing the participants Dr Noune said they are focusing more on teenage pregnancy because it is becoming a burden not only to the family but society as well. He added that to prevent such cases awareness and sensitization is required to be spread among adolescents girls as it has many adverse impact on the life of a women.
Pointing some of the risk factors due to early pregnancy, Dr Noune stated cervical cancer, anemia and sexually transmitted diseases are likely to be suffered by teenagers during pregnancy and urged the participants to be aware. It is difficult to raise a child when you are still a child and encourage them to have the sense of responsibility for every action they take or make, he added.
Dr Wonchano E. Enny, Women Welfare Officer (MSK) Wokha delivered the welcome address while the programme was chaired by District C-coordinator, MSK, Wokha Chichanthung L Ezung. Later sanitary packs were distributed to the participants. (Page News Service)