Mansari, 44, has 13 children

February 26, 2020 09:40 am

ROLPA, Feb 26: Mansari Pariyar does not know the formal names of her children. She calls them by their pet names such as Kale, Bhunti, Dauri and Dalle, among others. Her husband Bhansingh doesn't remember even the pet names, let alone the formal names which were given to his kids during some rituals. Mansari, 44, and Bhansingh, 38, have 13 children in total. They actually had 14 but one died last year.

Matters like safe sex and reproductive health are still a taboo in our society. Though as youngsters we often got curious about it and wanted to know more, most of us didn’t have the guts or get the chance to ask our parents all that we wanted to know. We asked people whether or not they had “the talk” with their parents, and if not, how did they eventually get and understand the crucial information and also how they would someday tackle the subject with their own children.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Dilu Khadka, a local of Dailekh, is blind by birth. She has passed the intermediate level but she had little knowledge about reproductive health until she gave birth to her two sons.

NAIROBI (KENYA), Nov 15: In September this year, a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kenya committed suicide because a teacher allegedly called her “dirty” after she got her period and stained her clothes. It was her first period and she didn't have a sanitary pad with her.

KATHMANDU, May 25: According to the latest research conducted on women's reproductive health, the cases of Caesarean section (C-section) delivery in Nepal are on the rise. As per the medical records, Bharatpur Hospital of Province 3 was found to have performed the highest number of C-sections in pregnant women. Of the 9,282 institutional births, 3,426 (37 per cent) had taken place through C-sections in fiscal year 2075/76.

CHAUTARA, Oct 30: A noteworthy number of women from rural areas in Sindhupalchok are found suffering from various sorts of reproductive system-related health issues including cervical cancer infection.