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Teenage girls urged to abstain on Valentine’s Day sex

February 11, 2015 By Francis Ndanema

Teenage girls have been urged to abstain from sexual acts on Valentine’s Day, February 14, by the Coalition of Young Quotient.

In order to sustain the campaign in the lead up to the day, Deputy Minister of Political Affairs, Karamoh Kabba, officially launched the one-week long radio and community sensitization, targeting the day universally regarded as lovers’ day, on behalf of the coalition.

Teenage school girls are particularly vulnerable to becoming pregnant after sexual escapades on Valentine’s Day, with many subsequently dropping out of school, while others prematurely lose their virginity.

President of the Coalition, Theresa Mbomaya, said her organization decided to embark on sensitising teenage school girls, ahead of February 14, to dissuade them from losing their virginity or having sexual intercourse on or before the day. She noted that it was best if the girls could prevent against teenage pregnancy instead of rehabilitating post pregnancy.

Deputy Minister Political Affairs, Karamo Kabba, told the Kroo Bay community that the Ebola outbreak has brought more misery on the nation, especially for young people. He noted that teenage pregnancy was high in the country because teenage girls and boys are idle, and that “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.”

He enjoined everyone to put into practice Ebola preventive methods, and appealed to girls and boys to abstain from sex and focus on their education.

The community people thanked the coalition for the sensitisation, and promised to relay the message to girls who were not part of the meeting.

Teenage girls at the meeting promised to abstain from sex and focus on their education.

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