Adolescents Health Education Program at Saketri Slum

Dr Manvi and Dr Gian from PGI addressed about 60 adolescents and their mothers from the Saketri slum, on the Physical and Mental health issues which impact adolescents. Ms Sunanda Dixit, Ms Harsharan and their staff and volunteer assisted in organizing the program.

Dr Manvi broadly covered the health problems, both physical and mental health issues, especially the importance of menstrual hygiene amongst girls and how to safeguard against teenage pregnancies. Among the other issues explained were: the good and bad touch and how to be vigilant against such an eventuality; concept of a balanced diet and exercise and its importance on general health; substance abuse; and intentional and unintentional violence.

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