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.
- 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.