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Reproductive Health Week started in Akmola region

On the initiative of the National Commission on Women's Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Akmola region started the Reproductive Health Week with the participation of a member of the regional commission Jumabekova Kuralay Gabdulgamarovna - freelance advisor to the Akim of the region on family and women's issues, coordinator of the regional resource center "Mom's House".

At the briefing organized by the press service of the Health Department of the region, the speakers shared details.
With 789,161 people in the region, special attention is paid to women's health. The female population is 405,691, of which 157,101 women are of fertile age.

"Women's reproductive health is significantly affected by such factors as lifestyle, including chronic stress, low physical activity and promiscuous sexual relations, bad habits such as alcohol abuse, tobacco smoking and drug addiction, the ecological environment, including the consequences of the Semipalatinsk polygon and environmental pollution, as well as the social environment characterized by low cost of living and unemployment," said Aigerim Karimova, head of the Department of Mother, Child and Public Health Protection.

For women with severe extragenital diseases and social risks (large families, single-parent families, families with children with special developmental needs), support is provided in the form of contraceptives to prevent unplanned pregnancies. There are 26 family planning offices and 2 youth health centers in the region.
Gulnazia Zulkarnaeva, acting executive director of "Clinica Panacea" LLP, told about the work of the Youth Health Center on reproductive health.

"The center employs specialists of various profiles: therapists, obstetricians-gynecologists, dermatovenerologists, psychologists and social workers. Medical care on reproductive health includes counseling and services on puberty, reproductive health and family planning, examination and treatment of gynecological diseases, identification and examination of pregnant women, as well as diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV" - she noted.

Deputy Director of the city polyclinic Zhuldyz Alpilam also spoke about the work of family planning offices and assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

"In Akmola region there are 26 Family Planning offices, which provide services on family planning, counseling on reproductive health issues and the use of modern contraceptive methods to prevent abortions. Specialists have received appropriate training, and today there are 4705 women planning pregnancy in the region, of which 51.4% of couples have undergone pregravidar training" - said Zhuldyz Alpilam.

Special attention is paid to women with severe extragenital diseases (EGD) and social risks. There are 894 such women and 2501 women with social risks in the oblast. To prevent unplanned pregnancies among this category of women, contraceptives are procured and provided. For the first quarter of 2024, 1,402,136 tenge was allocated for the purchase of contraceptives, and women of fertile age were provided with contraception in the amount of 364,521 thousand tenge.

The briefing was attended by representatives of the media. Speakers answered journalists' questions and provided detailed information on a number of areas of reproductive health.