The Maternal Health Channel starts a brand new five part series in collaboration with DKT on some of the burning issues that inform our sexual and reproductive lives as young people. What role does sex play in our lives?
Can we talk openly about the high incidence of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions in an informative way that can benefit not just us but the whole nation? What about sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence, safe sex, contraceptives and many more pressing issues facing us? How much reliable information about the real options is available to us as young people? Some people may wish that such issues are not discussed publicly but the social cost to us, our families and the nation as a whole is just too high. Every year, thousands of young adolescents drop out of school due to unwanted pregnancies or die from unsafe abortions, for example.
In the coming weeks, we as young people will be discussing some of these issues illustrated by some exciting real life dramas filmed by The Maternal Health Channel crew. We will be sharing our experiences, not to mention our problems and anxieties and finding positive solutions to many of our dilemmas. Stay Tuned!