Orientation on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights to Girls with Disabilities.(Bagmati Province)

Published on: November 25, 2022 
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Group Photo with the participants, Facilitators and Sign Language Interpreter

"Orientation on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights to Girls with Disabilities."

Bungamati, Lalitpur, Bagmati Province

25th November, 2022

Access Planet Organization organized one-day orientation Program on “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights to Girls with Disabilities” at Disabled Service Association situated in Bungamati, Lalitpur, Bagmati Province as the commemoration of 16 days activism against Gender based violence. Twenty Five girls with visual impairment, Deaf and Physical disabilities participated in the orientation program. The orientation program was conducted with the funding support of Women Fund Asia.

The objective of the orientation was to sensitize girls with disabilities on various dimensions of SRHR.

Major issues covered in the orientation were:

Human body and development

  • Anatomy and physiology of sexual and reproductive organs
  • Reproduction
  • Bodily changes and psychosocial changes during adolescents

Menstrual Hygiene and Management

  • Process and why and how girls menstruate
  • Menstrual hygiene product, proper use, disposal (menstrual cup, sanitary pad)
  • Taboos, myths and misconception related to menstruation, its effects and the ways to eliminate those taboos.
  • Managing menstruation in hygienic way by girls and women with disabilities.

Contraceptive devices and other different SRHR components

  • Family Planning, contraceptive devices and their types :Temporary contraceptive devices and permanent contraceptive devices
  • Detailed information on The IEC board consisted the information of the temporary contraceptive devices with:

- Name and information of temporary contraceptive devices in printed words.

- Name and information of temporary contraceptive devices in braille.

- Pictures of contraceptive devices and sample.

  • Safe Abortion, legal provisions, taboos associated with safe abortion and ways to overcome.

Gender Based Violence and the ways to eliminate

  • Sex and gender
  • Good touch and bad touch
  • Rape and the justice mechanism
  • Safe use of information and communication technologies

Outcomes of the training:

  1. 25 participants were oriented, sensitized and were provided guidance regarding the sexual and reproductive health rights.
  2. Inclusivity of girls with visual impairments, Deaf and physical disability.
  3. The participants were able to learn about the body physiological changes during adolescent.
  4. The participants were able to learn about the ways of prevention from sexual abuse and institutions to support those cases.
  5. The participants became more aware about the menstrual hygiene products as well as contraceptive devices as the sample of products were shown.
  6. The participants have developed confidence to speak freely on the matter of SRHR.

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