Psychodrama stressed for protecting youths

Staff Correspondent

1 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Experts suggested at a meeting that psychodrama system will protect youths from risky sexual behaviour.

The experts said while addressing the meeting on the outcomes of a project conducted by James P. Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University, said a press release on Thursday.

The study suggested that the youths living in slum area are very vulnerable community as they practice risky sexual behaviour on social media.

Former Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present as the chief guest at the programme held at Brac Inn in the capital recently.

Directorate of Health Services additional director general Prof Nasima Sultana was the special guest while 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 of age-level 18 to 29 during conducting project assessment.

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

Officials informed that they conducting several meetings with youths living in slum area to improve 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 programme.