People’s perception towards discussing SRHR issues
In Bangladesh, the parents neither have enough knowledge nor are they comfortable to share, help, and support their children regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues. On the other hand, due to social norms parents want to marry off their children at early age and child’s opinion doesn’t matter at all in this aspect. Even the children who want to know about SRHR issues, have zero access to source of information. The society believes that the less the children know about SRHR issues, the better it is.
In general, the people of Bangladesh have social, cultural and religious stigma regarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights. This paper mainly states these socio-cultural beliefs and practices in different regions of Bangladesh. The common belief is that not discussing SRHR issues will result in no SRHR incident in people’s life. The situation differs a little from one area to another. The paper discuses in details about the beliefs and practices of SRHR issue in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet, and Barisal.
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