Update: 12:53PM THE second day of a sexual reproductive health training started this morning with 30 participants learn more about issues relating to family planning, safe sex practices and empowering women in villages and rural communities.
to the participants, director for Women Arieta Moceica said women cannot openly
discuss sexual behaviour in rural communities and villages because of the fear
of discrimination and the stigma associated with one who knows too much about
sex and condoms.
Mrs Moceica said some reasons were the
attitude and behaviour of men, adding that men hold overwhelming power in
decisions on sexual matters, including whether to use contraceptives or not.
reason she says is that a woman who knows too much about condom use risks being
labelled or victimised as a promiscuous or a loose woman.
married women who feel they might be exposed by their husbands or partners to
sexually transmitted infections cannot bring up the topic for fear of being
assaulted and a woman who depends on her husband financially and is often
assaulted by him cannot raise the subject of fidelity or condom use.