FP (6) Q1. What types of information and services on RH/FP do children and youth need? (3)

30 July, 2018

Dear All,

The RH/PF information is important to those having 8-14 and 15-24 years old.

The basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology are useful to introduce the girls aged to 8-14 to incoming puberty, the meaning of getting the first rules and how to manage them.

For girls aged 15 - 24 , adolescent (15-18 years old) and young (19-24 years old), the information package is related to comprehensible sexual education; general information on be a girl, about sex, sexuality and risk, on modern contraception methods, and about sexual transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.

These counselling need to be tailored according the status of girls, than that the introduction is sufficient to those who keep their virginity, the speech need to be wide and deep with those sexually active. For the last group, the sharing will afford unprotected sex, early pregnancy and related law in teens and youth RH.

The contact with information also changes every time, which will be in family, school, health center, church, etc. The teens and youth need to hear about their female status and how to know the male nature, risk and vulnerability on unprotected sexual intercourse. They are curious and need to compare what they hear from peers in which they believe to those said by adult qualified often of outdated information.

HIFA profile: Andre Shongo Diamba is a medical doctor, he got a Master of Public Health international health degree from school of health and tropical medicine, Tulane University, USA in 2016 and is flexible to job opportunities. Previously, Andre worked as coordinator at PISRF- Programme Intégré de santé de reproduction et familial (Integrated program of reproductive health and Family), a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) participative NGO of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, committed in awareness and care providing in favor of women and children of low social area , and toward this group to whole community. PISRF undertakes sociological, public health and biomedical researches in the family planning and reproductive health (education, sexuality without risk, safe motherhood, HIV/AIDS prevention), it encourages the humanitarian and research projects and ensures results dissemination to all. Andre has a long experience in providing community reproductive health projects such information, communication - education; care services and research leading. He has participated at numerous international conferences in the field of reproductive health and population, health, environment. Andre is interested to promote the Social Development Goal (SDGs) in the DRC and very engaged, He pledges for public private partnership and the improving of use of mobile phone as a network able to raise the awareness of reproductive health and support the country commitment to do progress in this field. He received the HIFA Country Representatives certificate of achievement in 2013.

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Andre can be contacted at pisrfrdcATyahoo.fr