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Suggest some important steps that you would recommend to be taken to improve the reproductive health standards in India.

Answer :

Important steps to be taken to improve the reproductive health standards in India are as follows:

i. Introduction of sex education at school level to create awareness about various sex-related aspects


ii. Create awareness related to various reproduction-related aspects too


iii. By providing infrastructural facilities and professional expertise to attain reproductive health.


iv. With the help of audio-visual and the print-media, governmental and non-governmental agencies awareness can be spread.


v. Parents, other close relatives, teachers and friends, also have a major role in the dissemination of the above information.


vi. Educating people, especially fertile couples and those in marriageable age group, about available birth control options, care of pregnant mothers, post-natal care of the mother and child, importance of breastfeeding, equal opportunities for the male and the female child, etc., would address the importance of bringing up socially conscious healthy families of desired size.


vii. Also educating people about safe and hygienic sexual practices and safeguard against STDs.


viii. Awareness of problems due to population explosion, social evils like sex-abuse and sex-related crimes.


ix. Statutory ban on amniocentesis to legally check female foeticides.


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