Sexual And Reproductive Health, Tobacco And Alcohol Usage, Infectious Disease And Environmental Issues Essay
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Issues related to sexual and reproductive health, tobacco and alcohol usage, infectious disease and environmental related heath issues are major concerns for Mongolian youth. All medical and hospital services are free and health care is under the control of state. Each province has at least two hospitals, and as of 2004 there were approximately 18 dentists, 31 pharmacists, 267 physicians, and 305 nurses per 100,000 people.
The World Health Organization established and supports nine adolescent-friendly clinics around Mongolia. The clinics staff is trained on the adolescent orientation package, which focuses on counseling, managing general and special problems, as well as referrals. The clinics promote preventive messages on the psychosocial, nutritional, diseases prevention and sexual aspects of health. Although the clinics were youth friendly, the clinics lacked space, were not easy to reach, and were not open during convenient times. The services provided at these adolescent-friendly clinics were free and International Planned Parenthood Federation clinics charged a small fee. WHO 2002 reports show that 34% of youth were afraid that the health services received at these clinics were inadequate, 57.3% of the same youth reported that health care workers were inattentive to their health concerns and problems as well as given poor services .
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Legislation regarding youth sexual and reproductive health is prominent as seen by the