Teens and Risky Behavior

 

 

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It has often been said that the teenage years are the "best years of life". However, I think it is also a risky period of life. Because, risk taking for teens is the norm; some times it becomes a problem, some intellectual teenagers doing some stupid stuff, including experimentation with drugs and alcohol, self-injuring such as cutting, acts of aggression or violence, other risky behaviors for teens is unsafe sexual practices. Which can make many complexes in later.

Nowadays HIV-AIDS is a complex problem in world, it is spreading faster in teenager than any other group and a global strategy is essential aimed at fighting the pandemic in teenager. Hormonal and development factors placed especially teenager girls at greater risk of infection than other as the virus found it easier to penetrate the immature genital area of teenager girls. Birth control hormones and inflammation also made infection more likely. In sub-Saharan Africa, 20% of people living with HIV are teenager, and in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, teenager girls are 3 to 6 times more likely to be infected than men.

Teenager is a developmental period of tremendous biological, social, psychological and cognitive change. Attitudes and values about “accurate” behaviours are learned and internalised. For teenager boys, these can include viewing girls and women as sex objects, condoning coercion to obtain sex, and equating sexual prowess and multiple sexual partners with manhood. Teen is also a stage when homophobic attitudes and behaviour form, often deriving from efforts to exaggerate masculinity and reject traits that are perceived to be feminine. These attitudes have led to human rights abuses and violence frequently perpetrated by young men.

Reproductive health or gender knowledge brings a sustainable preventive impact to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as responsible behavior. It would reduce teenagers’ vulnerability to HIV/AIDS through providing necessary knowledge, stimulating positive attitudes and bringing about life skills. Reproductive health or gender knowledge for teenager is now essential, because, 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.

Particularly the teenagers should be educated on HIV/AIDS and safer sex. They have more opportunities to be misguided due to their peer pressure and involved in danger for having inadequate knowledge as to safe reproductive health or gender education. So we should create such scopes where available for the teenagers that they can learn about reproductive health care through formal or informal way. Initiating various kinds of cultural and entertainment oriented events in the session-place may add extra attraction stimulating learners’ interest in HIV/AIDS Prevention Program. They should realize that it is their responsibility to avoid this illness for the sake of themselves, their family and the rest of the people in the country.

Teenager girls in poor families often do not have the option to make real choices about their sexual and reproductive lives. Teenagers in Bangladesh don’t get clear concept of ‘sexual life’ from their families or academy. Education and information on HIV prevention, especially for youth, is often limited and inaccessible. According to a survey by Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation, 80% of those surveyed believe that adolescent need more information about HIV/AIDS. As a result of the lack of accessible and appropriate information, fear and stigma are common reactions surrounding the virus and infected persons.

 


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