Scora-sexual & reproductive health chatroom

Use of contraceptives, decision to keep a pregnancy, use of safe abortions services
are still subjects of contention in some homes and countries.
We understand, abstinence is what we all wish for but leaving a young adult to explore
their sexuality without SRH knowledge creates babies.
#You got questions, we got answers
#share your story or experience
#Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Let’s help bridge the knowledge gap

Had a lady come to me one time worried about being pregnant after having unprotected sex. She took an after-sex pill but after somedays she started vomiting and thought she was pregnant. It turned out vomiting was a side effect of the drug she took. If only she knew she could have saved herself from the stress of visiting countless pharmacy shops for pregnancy test.

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Very true pumpkin. The need for Sexual and reproductive health education continually increase as the day goes by.

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Welcome everyone
We begin our SCORA-Chatroom on Sexual and reproductive health
This chatroom will be actively engaged today and tomorrow
Feel free to ask questions or share your experience at your convenience

Today, more than a billion adolescents make up 16 percent of the world’s population. These youth are left to explore their sexuality as they see fit and are backlashed by societies for making wrong decision.

Access to quality sexual and reproductive health services (SRHR) and information has always been essential.
Yet around the world, harmful social norms, gender stereotypes, power imbalances, perceived need to control youth sexuality (esp. female sexuality) and other inequalities make accessing information and services challenging, if not impossible for adolescents, especially girls

It is almost impossible to get some parents or communities to accept the fact that they need help educating their youth on sexual and reproductive education, even when cases of teenage pregnancy are soring

“During COVID-19, Krachi West Area Programme in Ghana has experienced an almost ninefold rise in teen pregnancy. Between March and May 2020, 51 children have been reported pregnant. There were just six cases of teen pregnancy recorded in all of 2018. The majority of these pregnancies came because of the lockdown instituted by the government as a preventive measure to stop the infection and spread of COVID-19.”
-https://www.wvi.org/stories/ghana/sexual-exploitation-during-lockdown-ghana.

This alone tells you how much we need sexual and reproductive education

So then What is Sexual and Reproductive Health?
@Pumpkin

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental human rights. SRHR include issues like abortion, HIV and other STIs, maternal health and rights, contraceptive access, gender-based violence, discrimination and stigma, and more.

Perfect.
Sexual and reproductive health and right is a fundamental human right and every single individual is entitled to this right.
This is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples and families, and to the social and economic development of communities and countries. Sexual health, when viewed affirmatively, requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence

for an individual to achieve complete sexual and reproductive health and well-being, it will depend on their:

  • access to comprehensive, good-quality information about sex and sexuality;
  • knowledge about the risks they may face and their vulnerability to adverse consequences of unprotected sexual activity;
  • ability to access sexual health care;
  • living in an environment that affirms and promotes sexual health.

Sexual health-related issues are wide-ranging, and encompass sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual expression, relationships, and pleasure.
In communities where this educational structure is lacking negative consequences or conditions such these continually torments them:

  • infections with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and their adverse outcomes (such as cancer and infertility);
  • unintended pregnancy and abortion;
  • sexual dysfunction;
  • sexual violence; and
  • harmful practices (such as female genital mutilation, FGM).

Ghana has plans on SRHR education(https://www.moh.gov.gh/calls-for-strategic-guide-towards-elimination-of-teenage-pregnancy-in-ghana/) but the hearts of the people are to quivery to handle anything with relation to sexual education.
We tend to put a religious mask on anytime a topic on sexual education springs up and are quick to associate sexual and reproductive health to pornography.

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Our society is one that is overly conservative and this is causing too many problems. Kids are not given sex education yet expected to know all about it automatically by the time they become adults.

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Oooh meseee
A 12 year old saw two rabbits having sex and asked me what they were doing. He even pointed to the rabbits pinky penis and didn’t even have the slightest idea what it was like how…
Well maybe we get different social backgrounds but like this thing is cover in basic science or

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