Reproductive Health Problems, Strategies and Population Explosion

Reproductive Health Problems, Strategies and Population Explosion

Reproductive Health It refers to the physical, social and mental well being of a person and his/her reproductive organs. Problems and Strategies

  • RCH – Reproductive and Child Healthcare programme.
  • To control the increasing population, family planning programmes were implemented in 1951.
  • Sex education encouraged in schools to clarify any misconceptions students have.
  • Print and digital media is used to create awareness.
  • Sex education is necessary to create awareness about prevention of STDs, promote hygienic practices and safe sexual practices.
  • Sex determination of the unborn baby by amniocentesis has been banned to keep a check on increasing female foeticides.

Population Explosion

  • Increased health facilities have had an explosive impact on growth.
  • World population escalated from 2 billion in 1900 to 6 billion by 2000.
  • There is a rapid decline in death rate, maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR)
  • Growth rate is still around 1.7%/year.
  • Alarming growth rate could lead to scarcity of basic requirements.
  • “Hum do hamare do” slogan was promoted for population control promotion.
  • Raising of marriageable age to 18 years for females and 21 years for males helps the cause.

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