Gadchiroli Dec. 20 (District correspondent) Senior social worker and Associate Professor of Phule-Ambedkar College of Social Work Dr. Dilip Barsagde recently delivered an online lecture at Tokyo-Jinshin University in Japan.
“Management of Menstrual Health in Tribal Women in Indian Context” was the topic of his lecture. He guided the students and teachers in the university on this subject.
About 71 percent of teenage girls in India are menstruating by the time they get their first period. Lack of information affects their health, confidence and self-esteem, he said. Saying that even today 40 crore menstruating women in India, less than 20 percent use sanitary napkins, Dr. Barsagade pointed out. The women however use the cosmetics products like lipstick, he said by quoting the report of UNESCO.
Without proper care of the menstruant girls the objective of safe and honorable sanitation under the sixth Sustainable Development Goal of the world can not be achieved, he further stressed.
Dr. Barsagade gave pertinent answers to the queries raised by the girl students during this lecture. The event was moderated by Michiko Kikuchi of the Japan Friendship Association. Senior Professor Maneka of Nursing Department of the University made introductory speech while Asst
Professor Tokita gave vote of thanks.
A large number of students and teachers of the department of Medical and Nursing at Tokyo-Jinshin University attended the lecture.