Project Detail: Sexual Reproductive Health Education
Adolescence is one of life's most complex stages, when young people take on new responsibilities and experiment with independence. When engaged and supported, adolescents thrive and contribute to communities and families.
When encouraged, they have the potential to change negative social norms and pave a brighter future for themselves and their future families. Yet as adolescents around the world enter puberty, taboos, discomfort and fear prevent parents and other trusted adults from teaching relevant information to help adolescents navigate the complexities of their emerging sexuality.
Global and national health indicators highlight the need to have a greater focus on adolescents. Complications from pregnancy, childbirth and unsafe abortion are a leading cause of death for young women aged 15 to 19. When these girls give birth, there is also increased risk of death and disability to her newborn. Adolescents have one of the highest rates of unmet need for family planning. Young people are at high risk for contracting HIV with 40% of all new HIV infections occurring in 15 to 24 year olds.
Under this we engage teenagers on what are the causes of premarital sex, what are the consequences of pre marital sex, what are the aspects of pre marital sex(physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually) and also what are the benefits of abstinence since most of the contraceptives have their uniqueness which require keen medical recommendation.
Also, as a teenager you don’t need to engaging in risky sexual behaviors hence we advocate more the abstinence factor.