Health Ministry releases gender-sensitive resource material for adolescents

The Ministry of Health has made attempts to reach out to adolescents across the country, especially those in rural areas, on health issues through the engagement of 1.65 lakh peer educators called “Saathiya” under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram. In this resource material, prepared by the Ministry in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund for these adolescent peer educators, the topics of same-sex attraction, contraception and gender-based violence are addressed with sensitivity and wisdom. Source: