Sexual and reproductive health camp for teenagers in Achham

ACHHAM: Teenagers of Achham district were provided an opportunity to discuss issues related to sexual and reproductive health at the first ever health camp assigned for this purpose in the district.

The camp was organised at Chaurmandau Primary Health Centre in Chaurpati Rural Municipality, said Harka Saud, chair of the rural municipality.

The first every sexual and reproductive health camp targeted to benefit the teenagers in the region has proved to be a success. The beneficiaries -- who had never been able to dicuss the problems facing them regarding the subject -- have for the first time put forth their issues and sought respective solutions from the camp with the help of experts.

Teenagers are now openly seeking medical attention relating to sexual and reproductive health services in Achham district. Photo: Prakash Singh/ THT
Teenagers are now openly seeking medical attention relating to sexual and reproductive health services in Achham district. Photo: Prakash Singh/ THT

A team of medical personnel including Dr Ishwar Prasad Upadhyaya and Dr Priyanka Shrestha provided their services at the health camp. However, Dr Upadhyaya said that social barriers still made some hesitant to speak and others were worried about the changes in their bodies, though these were normal changes and nothing to be worried about.