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Jakarta Post

Peer educators teach traders about reproductive health

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Thu, May 14 2009   /  02:16 pm

Jero Sandat, a trader at Badung Market in Denpasar, has found a way to persuade her fellow female traders and laborers at Bali's largest traditional market to get tested for signs of reproductive health problems. "Despite the paramount importance of reproductive health for women, reproductive health is still an alien concept for us here," she admitted. Sandat is one of 15 peer educators who are working hard to increase the awareness of traders and laborers about reproductive health issues. The voluntary peer educator group was established by the Rama Sesana Foundation (YSR), an NGO focusing on mitigating reproductive health problems among the city's low income population. Founded in 2004, the YSR has also established a health clinic on the market's fourth floor. The clinic offers both affordable and free reproductive health services. Cervical cancer is currently ...