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Science: How do Organisms Reproduce? - Reproductive Health

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List four points of significance of reproductive health in a society. Name any two areas related to the reproductive health which have improved over the past 50 years in our country.

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Significance of reproductive health in a society:-

(a) It prevents the spread of various sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, syphilis etc.

(b) Individuals with sound reproductive health produce better offspring which have better chances of survival.

(c) Better sex education and awareness helps to maintain the population and prevent population explosion.

(d) Unwanted and teen pregnancies can be avoided.

The reproductive health in India has improved tremendously over the past 50 years.

The areas in which reproductive health have improved include

(a) Family planning:- Better family planning has led to reduction in family size.

(b) Mortality rate:- Mother and infant mortality rates have drastically reduced because of better health care facilities.

Concept: Reproductive Health
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