Helping Adolescents to Become Sexually Responsible Adults





Mr. Anirudha Alam was born in Rangpur ( not Gaibandha) in Bangladesh, 30 September 1972. His father was a famous social worker Mr. Abu Alam. Mr. Anirudha Alam has written many articles, essays, biographies, novels, stories, poems, rhymes etc. which has been published in the most prominent national and international newspapers. He has written about fifty books in several social issue of Bangladesh, his some famous books are Tomader Janeya Bangla Banan, Robot Omnibus, Akash Kusum, Pinpray, Orion. He was awarded by Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation for his best research feature of HIV/AIDS on 2006. This research feature is “Gender Awareness, Stepping Stone to HIV Prevention”




















Gender Knowledge Would Prevent HIV/AIDS

Women Empowerment, Cornerstone of HIV Prevention

Risky Behaviors Fuels AIDS Epidemic in Low Prevalence Country

AIDS ingesting - a major health issue of Adolescents

Teens and Risky Behavior

HIV/AIDS – A Challenge for Women in Bangladesh

Helping Adolescents to Become Sexually Responsible Adults

Stamping out Gender Discrimination to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Community based strategic plan to curb spread of HIV/AIDS

Education as a Vehicle for Combating HIV/AIDS

AIDS, adolescents and preventive education

Building Life Skill through Reproductive Health Literacy -Reduces Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Prevention through- Qualitative Adolescent Reproductive Health Literacy

Gender Equality, Beacon of Hope for AIDS Prevention

HIV/AIDS is closely connected to poverty, gender discrimination and lack of sexual or reproductive health knowledge. Lately HIV infection is increasing most rapidly among young people in the world. The fact that sex has become very common among adolescents today is irrefutable. Many parents in Bangladesh are unaware of or in denial about their children's sexual experience. Reproductive health or gender knowledge brings a sustainable preventive impact to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as responsible behavior.

Parents should be thoroughly taught about HIV/AIDS prevention from the Community Learning Centre (CLC). Then they will be able to build up their capacity properly to make their children aware of HIV/AIDS initially. Adolescents have more opportunities to be misguided due to their peer pressure and involved in danger for having inadequate knowledge as to safe reproductive health. So the scopes should be made available for the adolescents that they can learn about reproductive health care through their academic curriculum. In this regard, teachers having more friendly behavior may play an important and essential role coming in close contact with the students as a whole. They may arrange peer group session regularly under the respective course curriculum. Initiating various kinds of cultural and entertainment oriented events in the campus may add extra attraction stimulating students’ interest in HIV/AIDS Prevention Program. If we fail to take necessary and timely initiatives comprehensively for ensuring qualitative adolescents reproductive health education HIV/AIDS prevalence will be climbing higher into new population rapidly in the vulnerable parts of the world.

So, reproductive health education comes in to bring about positive attitude among the adolescents to prevent HIV/AIDS. Simultaneously a promising and profound perception is engendered through out their inner beings to practice general health care regularly. As a result they will not be affected easily by superstitions and ill believes. They can help other people to combat such kind of social problems as well. Early marriage, dowry, polygamy and so on create various kinds of social ailment which gives rise to sexual wantonness. The adolescents may be involved to foil the spread of social deterioration promoted by early marriage, dowry and polygamy.

Adolescents may create awareness working door to door and arranging courtyard meeting on the importance of reproductive health literacy. Thus community based reproductive health campaign can be strengthened with the help of collective effort of local adolescents. This integrated endeavor has far-reaching sustainable impact to lessen the vulnerability related to HIV/AIDS calamity community-wise.

Reproductive health education kindles the inner beings and values of adolescents. Thus counting on strong and deepest confidence, adolescents begin to learn that they have right to know how they can protect themselves and how to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS.

Many persons think that reproductive health education may lead to greater sexual activity and promiscuity among the adolescents. A research conduct by Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation has shown that while provide HIV information with discussions of safe-sex and gender issue may be discouraged for teenager girls and women because of the ordinary belief that to inform them about sexuality and safe-sex is to encourage sexual activity. Even though that for fear of encouraging sexual activity, mothers deny imperative information about sexual-live, safe sex, reproductive health information from their daughters”. But it is not true at all. As per the findings of various in-depth surveys, there is no alternative of reproductive health education to increase responsible behavior.

Responsible behavior makes adolescents interested to know about basic facts on HIV/AIDS and other STIs and the essential skills to protect themselves. Concurrently adolescents are stirred up to know how to safeguard their family members and friends from HIV/AIDS as well as how to make them participate in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.


HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh, HIV/AIDS in South Asia, Gender discrimination, Residence Sex Workers, Floating Sex Workers, Street Sex Worker, Brothel Sex Worker, Trafficking in Bangladesh, HIV/AIDS Education, HIV/AIDS Training, Street Children, Street Girls, Teens and Risky Behavior, HIV/AIDS Epidemic, AIDS Vulnerable groups, Intravenous injection drug user, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Sexual Track Infection, HIV/AIDS information for all, pre marital sex, ex marital sex, consensual sex, comfort women

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