Biology Class 12 NCERT Solutions: Chapter 4 Reproductive Health Part 1

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Q.1 What do you think is the significance of reproductive health in a society?

Answer:

  • Reproductive health is the total well-being in all aspects of reproduction. It includes physical, emotional, behavioural, and social well-being.

  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, gonorrhea, etc. are transferred from one individual to another through sexual contact. It can also lead to unwanted pregnancies.

  • Hence, it is necessary to create awareness among people, especially the youth, regarding various reproduction related aspects as the young individuals are the future of the country and they are most susceptible of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Creating awareness about the available birth control methods, sexually transmitted diseases and their preventive measures, and gender equality will help in bringing up a socially conscious healthy family.

  • Spreading awareness regarding uncontrolled population growth and social evils among young individuals will help in building up a reproductively healthy society.

Q.2 Suggest the aspects of reproductive health which need to be given special attention in the present scenario.

Answer:

Reproductive health is the total well-being in all aspects of reproduction. The aspects which have to be given special attention in the present scenarios are

  • Counselling and creating awareness among people, especially the youth, about various aspects of reproductive health, such as sexually transmitted diseases, available contraceptive methods, case of pregnant mothers, adolescence, etc.

  • Providing support and facilities such as medical assistance to people during pregnancy, STDs, abortions, contraceptives, infertility, etc. for building a reproductively healthy society

Iamge of Reproductive Health

Iamge of Reproductive Health

Iamge of Reproductive Health

Q.3 Is sex education necessary in schools? Why?

Answer:

  • Yes, Introduction of sex education in schools is necessary. It would provide right information to young individuals at the right time about various aspects of reproductive health such as reproductive organs, puberty, and adolescence related changes, safe sexual practices, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

  • The young individual or adolescents are more susceptible in acquiring various sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Hence, providing information to them at the right time would help them to lead a reproductively healthy life and also protect them from the myths and misconceptions about various sex related issues.