CIREBON REGENCY - Hundreds of adolescents and communities in Cirebon District received information on the Family Life Preparing for Youth (PKBR) program in the Border Area. This socialization was held at An Nasuha Islamic Boarding School, Kalimukti Village, Pabedilan District, Cirebon Regency, Tuesday (10/29/19).
This program is part of integrated family planning services in the border areas of West Java Province (West Java) and Central Java Province (Central Java).
This socialization also received support from West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum. Uu said, family planning is one solution to improve community health status.
Uu also appreciated the Central Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) through West Java BKKBN who had held PKBR socialization and integrated family planning services.
"Moreover, this activity directly touches the community and students who are prepared to foster households," said Uu.
"So, these teenagers have been able to prepare not only to have children who have been planned, but the marriage has also been planned, so that it is expected to be a great household, sakinah, mawadah, warahmah, but their children are also great," he added.
Head of the Central BKKBN Hasto Wardoyo meanwhile said, planning in family is very important especially related to the birth spacing of children that must be considered.
Her recommendation, said Hasto, the birth distance between one child and the next child according to the guidance of the Koran is 30 months, while according to WHO the distance of child birth is 33 months.
The family planning program itself limits the ideal marriage age above 19 years because it gives birth ideally at the age of 20 years. While giving birth is ideally between the ages of 20-35 years. The BKKBN socializes the age of marriage at the age of 21 years.
"Our mission from the BKKBN is that if there are no plans, no plans, many families don't become positive," Hasto said.
"Research says that if the distance (giving birth) to a child is less than two years, many will later experience stunting (ie) less height, a bit stunted, their brains also don't grow well. Then there is also autism, that also happens a lot to children who are close, "he added.
Hasto also said that planning for families can be done through sex education that is packaged properly. "But it is not far from religious values ??and even comes from the values ??of religion itself," he added.
Head of An Nasuha Islamic Boarding School KH. Muhammad Ussamah Manshur welcomed the PKBR socialization program. According to Ussamah, this socialization can be a momentum to prepare a better future for teenagers.
"This (future) must be well prepared, determine his age, psychological maturity, determine everything, when to get married, when planning a pregnancy. It's possible to plan a pregnancy, "Ussamah said.
"We have to really have a family that must be really well planned," he added.
Ussamah said, family planning is important so that our families have quality offspring and a better future.
To support the government's population and family planning program, An Nasuha Islamic Boarding School is committed to working with the local health center.
To note, the integrated KB service program in the Jabar-Central Java border region in Cirebon Regency covers three districts, namely Losari District, Ciledug District, and Pabedilan District.
The range of activities is firstly, NKJP KB services in all Puskesmas on 1 to 26 October 2019. Second, NKJP services in the border regions of West Java-Central Java Province in the three sub-districts.
Third, the formation of the Youth Information and Counseling Center (PIK-R) in An Nasuha Islamic Boarding School. Fourth, the socialization of stunting 1,000 days after birth. Fifth, family life program socialization for teenagers.