Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. The five core aspects of reproductive and sexual health are: improving ante- natal, perinatal, postpartum and newborn care; providing high-quality services for family planning, including infertility services; eliminating unsafe abortion; combating sexually transmitted infections including HIV, reproductive tract care strategies to meet women’s multiple needs include education for responsible and healthy sexuality, safe and appropriate contraception, and services for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, delivery, and abortion.
The overall goal of the YPDSN – ASRH Program is to promote the sexual and reproductive health status of adolescents. The major target of the youth cross the country health facilities adolescent‐friendly. The YPDSN – ASRH has envisioned that all the services provided through the public health facilities will be friendly in all the districts. . Through improving access to family planning information and devices, the program aims to reduce the Adolescent Fertility Rate (AFR) which is the outcome indicator of MoHP-NHSS.
It comprises all the services delivered through public health facilities with the programme focus on:
- Information and Skills
- Program orientation to Health Service Providers and stakeholders on ASRH
- Health Services and Counseling
- Safe and Supportive Environment
The services are available at all Adolescent Friendly Service Sites:
- District hospitals
- Primary Healthcare Centers
- Health Posts
- Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) also conduct community based programs for ASRH
- All adolescent boys and girls are eligible to receive the services provided under ASRH Programme.