Women's Right to Sanitation Discussed

Published: 15th December 2015 05:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2015 05:30 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  The Family Planning Association of India, Bengaluru (FPAI), the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) South Asia Region Office and Citizen News Service (CNS) in Bengaluru held a conference on Monday. The conference was held with an intention to achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all and empowerment of girl and women.

Dr M Rajini, deputy director, Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques, (PC and PNDT), Department of Health and Family Welfare, highlighted the issues from parts of Bijapur and Bagalkot, where open defecation was prevalent, making women in these regions prone to sexual assaults, rapes and deadly infections.

She also said that many women are deprived of good health as girls with unwanted pregnancies cannot reach the doctor since there is no mechanism of privacy.


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