The St. Joseph’s College principal, faculty with resource person and others during the workshop on tobacco awareness and sexual health held on September 22.
Jakhama, September 23 (MExN): The Women’s Forum of St. Joseph’s College, in collaboration with the Sociology Department organized a workshop on tobacco awareness and sexual health on September 22. Fr. Dr. S. Ousepparampili, Principal, St. Joseph’s College delivered the welcome address.
Resource person Dr. Thejavinuo Keditsu (Obstetrics & Gynecology) spoke on topics related to on sexual health and hygiene, focusing on the importance of sex education for the present day youths and encouraged parents and their young adults to have open healthy communication when it comes to sexual health. She shared on some of the commonly prevalent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and the precautionary measures to avoid them.
Stating that among all tobacco products, chewing tobacco is the most common form of tobacco usage Dr. Keduovinuo Keditsu (Oncology) disclosed that most of the cancer patients she had come across were victims of excessive tobacco usage. She advised the students to desist and detest from indulging in tobacco usage, in any form as tobacco is a substance with neither any nutritive value nor any other beneficial properties in it.
During the interactive session, the students raised queries which were answered by the resource persons. Altogether more than 1000 students attended the workshop.