Ploypilin Kasemsuk

Ploypilin Kasemsuk - 2016 Nominee
Position: Student
Organization: Chiang Mai University
Local Youth voice that ploy trying to advocated based on a lot of problems about family planning in Thailand. So, Ploy is a younger generation who have a high sense of awareness on issues surrounding that make it feasible for her as a ew leader – Nisa Sri Wahyuni, Student at Universitas Indonesia
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

As I’m medical technologist student, I have done and attended many rural development camps in Chiang Mai rural areas’ which includes family planning education and I’m used to be a volunteer in Mae Tao Clinic for 3 months at Maesot, Tak where I run some activities/events related in Community Health Outreach which includes School Health for Migrant Learning Centers, Reproductive Health outreach and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Now, I’m being part of International Youth Alliance for Family Planning as Thailand Coordinator.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

When I was a volunteer in Mae Tao Clinic, I found out how many adolescents in Thailand know so less about family planning and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) which is the beginning of many problems in many ways and I’m kind of love being involved in activities and social contribution, I really do want every children deserve their best because I believe that the good children today is the good adult tomorrow.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

Thailand is mixed-culture based country which is the one of the significant factors that effects to their belief and understanding. Some cultures also effect directly to family planning topic like every girls has to be well-behavior and sex knowing is prohibited to know, so my strategy to overcome all of those problems is being easily to access and being sympathize to make them felt safe and able to rely on.

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

Number of Teen mom and HIV patients has increased significantly and there still has Thalassemia problems which high incidence in Thailand. All of these problems need well understanding in family planning topics and also supporting from government and related organization.

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

I aim to inspire people seeing how important family planning it is and also I really do want most adolescents have well knowledge about family planning which they can take care themselves and able to be family planning-social leader after that, all these little things can make a big difference.

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