Youth forum calls for creation of contraceptive usage laws
04 December 2014, 19:02
Nairobi - A youth forum in Uasin Gishu County has urged the government to initiate laws that will guide the use of contraceptives in the country.
The Youth Bunge Forum has said that majority youths engage in unprotected sex and only use contraceptives to prevent pregnancies.
Speaking in Eldoret town on Wednesday the Forum president Collins Kemboi said the behavior among the youths exposes them to a higher risk of contracting the HIV virus.
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‘Most Youth are only worried about getting pregnant but not about contracting HIV. They only use contraceptives as a way of preventing pregnancies and they never think of about the risk of AIDS,” said Kemboi.
Kemboi added that underage girls are engaging in unprotected sex and that is why the HIV infections among the youth are rising.
“This is very saddening and that is why HIV-Aids is common among the youth,” he said.
He said that as a forum they have been sensitising the youth about proper use of contraceptives and the risk of unprotected sex as well as teenage sex.
He said that proper laws will prevent the youths from misusing contraceptives because even those who sell the contraceptives will be under obligation not to sell them to underage children.
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