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Participants learn reproductive health matters

By MERE NALEBA
Thursday, July 03, 2014

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.

Speaking 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.

Another 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.

She said 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.








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