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National Youth Day: 5 Lifestyle Practices To Ensure Reproductive Health in Youth

Making some healthier lifestyle changes can help improve reproductive health, which is important for general health and well-being.

New Delhi: India is powered by its massive youth population  who hold the potential of driving the country’s progress. The Union Government has duly recognised this and has introduced the National Youth Policy (NYP), the latest being in 2014, that among other things, underlines discussion and awareness about sexual and reproductive health for the youth who are defined in the age group of 15-29 years; this would account for more than a fourth of the country’s population.

The reproductive health of a person is dependent on different facets of their general well-being. For example, diabetes, which may be categorised as a lifestyle condition, can cause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and low testosterone in men – both impacting reproductive health and leading to infertility. Therefore, ensuring proper reproductive health by adopting good lifestyle practices is, perhaps, one of the best ways to ensuring a properly functioning body.