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Brac University introduces ‘psycho drama’ for the youth

Psychodrama system aims to protect youths from risky sexual behaviour, experts suggested at a meeting at Brac University

Update : 01 Mar 2019, 03:16 PM

A study conducted by Brac James P Grant School of Public Health of the university suggestes that the youths living in slum areas are very vulnerable, as they practice risky sexual behaviour on social media.

Former Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor was the chief guest at a project sharing meeting at Brac Inn in the capital on Monday.

Directorate of Health Services Additional Director General Prof Nasima Sultana was the special guest, while Brac James P Grant School of Public Health Research Director Prof Malabika Sarker presided over the meeting.

The study also found risky sexual behaviour among youths aged 18-29 years while conducting project assessment.

Organisers also introduced an application where youths can learn about sexual and reproductive health issues using mobile phones.

Officials informed that they were conducting several meetings with youths living in slum areas for improving their behaviour through psychodrama.

Netherlands-based Rotterdam Global Health Initiative of Erasmus University, Kikid, National Mental Health Institute and Bandhu Welfare Society are partners of the project supported by NOW-WOTRO Science for Global Development program.

For more information, call 01639 575614 (Abdul Majed).

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