EDUCATION ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

EDUCATION ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

On the third day of the 2024 SRC week, students of Saint Brother Andre Senior High School received a visit from, members of the Advocate for Youth Society.

Mr. Cletus Asare, the Executive Director of Advocate for Youth Society spoke mainly on the topic “adolescent reproductive health” and the main issue being “unintended pregnancies” in SHS schools.

He added that in 2020 a survey was conducted and about 100,000 girls in the central region of Ghana dropped out of school due to unintended pregnancies.

Following up on the talk he mentioned some of the causes being peer pressure, curiosity, forced sex, early marriages, unhealthy boy & girl relationships, broken homes and irresponsible parenting. Some effect being early parenthood, school dropouts, shame and stigmatization, health for both the young mother and child and contraction of STI’s. He mentioned preventive method like ABC method which means ABSTINENCE, BEING FAITHFUL and the use of CONDOMS. Other methods includes having a healthy relationship with the opposite sex and being resolute.

He concluded by advising students to “Wait for the right time before engaging in any sexual relationship with the opposite sex”.

REMEMBER YOU HAVE A CHOICE SO MAKE THE RIGHT ONE

Story by: Favour Obiegba & Andrea Nang-Beifubah (Students at BRANDHIGH)

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