BSE knowledge is less popular at school

BSE knowledge is less popular at school

Jakarta – Chairperson of the Indonesian Breast Cancer Foundation (YKPI) Linda Agum Gumelar regreted  BSE (Breast Self-Examination) Knowledge was not yet widely known in primary and secondary education institutions.

Though this method is very useful for knowing breast cancer early on, it also reduces the high rates of advanced breast cancer in Indonesia.

Linda said that she had compared schools in the suburbs and borders with top schools in the capital city of Jakarta. When asked about realizing, the answers she got were not much different.

“Not only in the outskirts’ and remote schools, but also in the top schools in Jakarta when asked about SADARI, nobody knew,” Linda said at the STMT Trisakti, Jakarta on Thursday (1/17).

Linda said that she had coordinated with the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemdikbud), to include reproductive health subjects in the curriculum.

“But the reason is that the curriculum is already full, or it has been included in other lessons,” Linda explained.

Therefore, the former Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) encouraged SADARI (BSE) to be intensively socialized in the community.

She hopes, not only will the community be educated about the health of their breasts, but it can also be taught to children.

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