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Youth Friendly Services. Period of Youth . Adolescence 10 to 19 years Youth 15 to 24 years Young people 10 to 24 years.

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period of youth
Period of Youth
  • Adolescence
    • 10 to 19 years
  • Youth
    • 15 to 24 years
  • Young people
    • 10 to 24 years
period of youth1
Period of Youth
  • Big Six Emotions-
    • Glad
    • Sad
    • Scared
    • Guilt
    • Mad
    • Lonely
  • Youth-
    • Active
    • Aggressive
    • Sexually curious
    • Period of concerns
    • Indecisive
    • Experimentation
    • Independent
    • Planning for future
why pay attention
Why Pay Attention?
  • 1.2 billion adolescents - A fifth of the world’s population
  • 4 out of 5 live in developing countries
  • They face dangers more complex than previous generations faced, with less support
why pay attention1
Why Pay Attention?
  • Early puberty
  • Nuclear families
  • Effect of mass media
  • Academic pressures
  • Rat race
  • Explosion of Technology
  • Urbanisation
  • Industrialization
  • Globalisation
  • Experimentation with Internet & mobile phones etc
health problems
Health Problems
  • Accidents
  • Violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Mental Health problems
  • Scholastic difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • General Health Problems
  • Menstrual problems
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Early & unprotected sex
  • Addictive behaviour
health problems1
Health Problems
  • Premarital Sex
  • Prevalence of RTIs / STIs
  • Unsafe Abortions
  • Unwanted pregnancies
  • Minimal use of contraceptives
barriers
Barriers
  • Lack of knowledge on the part of the youth
  • Legal or cultural restrictions
  • Physical or logistical restrictions
  • Poor quality of clinical services
  • Unwelcoming services
  • High cost
  • Gender barriers
  • Peer pressure
history of reproductive rights
History of Reproductive Rights
  • 1968- First International Conference on Human Rights
  • 1979- Women’s Convention
  • 1984- International Conference on Population Development
  • 1993- World Conference on Human Rights
  • 1994- ICPD, Cairo
  • 1995- Beijing Conference
  • 1998- Rome Treaty
  • 1999- A Review of ICPD
human rights unfpa who ippa
Human Rights (UNFPA, WHO, IPPA)
  • Right to survival
  • Right to liberty & security
  • Right to highest standard of Health
  • Right to family planning
  • Right to marry & raise a family
  • Right to a private life & a family Life
  • Right to benefits of scientific progress
  • Right to receive & impart Information
  • Right of women against discrimination
  • Right to non-discrimination on the basis of sex
characteristics of youth friendly services
Characteristics of Youth Friendly Services
  • An attitude of respect for the client irrespective of
    • age
    • sex
    • socio – economic status
    • marital status
  • A friendly approach
  • Assurance of confidentiality
  • Accessible location & friendly atmosphere
  • Practicality of working hours
  • Affordable Services
what should be friendly
What should be Friendly?
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Healthcare providers
  • Supporting staff
  • Health facilities
  • Peer educators
  • Community involvement
  • Youth participation & inputs
locations
Locations

Health Centres / Hospitals

  • Hospital de Ricardo in Argentina
  • SHAHN at Safdarjang Hospital in New Delhi

Youth / Community centres

  • Nagaru Teenage centre in Uganda,
  • FPA India
  • SECRT
  • Teen care
locations1
Locations

Outreach services

  • Friend Corners in Thailand
  • Kishori Project Of FOGSI

School / College Health Clinics

  • Municipal Corporation of Mumbai

Work places

strategy for planning services
Strategy for Planning Services
  • Achieve a national consensus for action
  • Decide on essential services to be provided
  • Identify & set quality standards
  • Link related services, Networking, Referrals
  • Involve young people , parents & community leaders, professionals, teachers
  • Political support
  • Marketing, Media, Help-Lines
  • Public - Private Sector Co-ordination
  • Involvement of NGOS
guidelines
Guidelines

Staff

  • Gynecologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Support staff
  • Laboratory technicians
guidelines1
Guidelines

Qualities & Skills

  • Non judgmental & unbiased attitude
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • Competence
  • Warm & Friendly Approach
  • Optimism & Motivation
  • Respect for clients irrespective of age, sex, socio-economic & marital status
  • Adequate time for interaction
  • Welcome drop-in clients
  • Skills in record keeping
  • Empathy, Sensitivity
characteristics of the centre
Characteristics of the Centre
  • A friendly ambience
  • Accessibility
  • A calm atmosphere
  • Separate provisions for boys & girls
  • Practical hours of operation
  • No overcrowding leading to lack of privacy
  • Telephonic access
  • Equipments, furniture
  • Medicines
  • IEC material
services
Services
  • Screening & advice on nutrition, self-care issues, body-image
  • Counseling services
  • Contraceptive services
  • Pregnancy test, HIV testing etc
  • Safe Abortions
  • Prenatal & post natal care
  • Mental health services
  • Sexual & Reproductive health education
  • Space for youth groups to hold meetings
  • Referral services
communicating with young people
Communicating with young people
  • Take young people seriously
  • Offer help quickly
  • Give attention & encouragement
  • Don’t offer false assurance
  • Encourage them to talk it out
  • Help them to understand the cause of distress
  • Maintain continued contact
  • Focus on positive behavior
  • Expect rebuffs
seven c s of effective communication
Seven C’s of Effective Communication
  • Command attention
  • Clarify messages
  • Communicate benefits
  • Create trust
  • Consistency counts
  • Cater to both the head & heart
  • Call for action
assessment evaluation
Assessment & Evaluation
  • In young people Attitudinal, Behavioural changes Conceptual development Performance changes
  • Evaluating the programmeTraining objectives Appropriateness of services
  • Modes of Evaluation Questionnaire Interview Observations Records
fogsi statement of policy
FOGSI Statement Of Policy
  • Supports inclusion of age-appropriate sexuality education as an integral part of education in schools & communities; FOGSI encourages its members to advocate for & participate in such education.
  • Endorses access to comprehensive health services to adolescents such as sexuality education, counseling, access to contraception etc in a variety of sites including schools, clinics, community-based, other health care facilities.
fogsi supports
FOGSI Supports
  • The unmarried female of any age whose sexual behaviour exposes her to conception should have access to effective contraception
  • Gynecologist should be free to exercise best judgment in prescribing contraception; Legal barriers should be removed
  • MTP services should be made available
  • Counseling for contraception should also include counseling on venereal diseases
  • Every effort should be made to include male partners in such services & counseling
concept dr duru shah
Concept – Dr. Duru Shah
  • Contributors

Dr. Ashwini Bhalerao- Gandhi

  • Editors

Dr. Sangeeta Agrawal

Dr. Reena Wani

we acknowledge the efforts of our
We acknowledge the efforts of our :

Coordinators :

Dr. Sangeeta Agrawal - Central

Dr. Narendra Malhotra - North

Dr. Hema Divakar - South

Dr. P. C. Mahapatra - East

Dr. Uday Thanawala - West

In bringing the FOGSI YOUTH EXPRESS to your city.

this youth express has been possible through an educational grant from
Charak Pharma Pvt. Ltd

CIPLA Ltd.

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Metropolis Health Service (India) Pvt.Ltd.

Organon India Ltd

Roche Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Sandoz Private Limited

USV Limited

Wyeth Limited

This Youth Express has been possible through an educational grant from :