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Abstinence is still the Best Option for Adolescent Girls – FJWoRDA

The Executive Director of Female Journalists for Women and Rural Development in Africa (FJWoRDA), Mrs Shirley Asiedu-Addo has advised girls to still look at abstinence as the first option in their sexual choices.

She said being chaste should not be seen as an outmoded sexual option, considering that it was the safest option to avoid sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.

Mrs Asiedu-Addo was speaking to adolescent girls at a seminar organized by FJWoRDA to educate them on transitioning into responsible womanhood in Cape Coast.

She urged the girls to seek to avoid risky sexual behaviors that could land them into contracting sexually transmitted infections.

The Executive Director of FJWoRDA stated that the dangers of living reckless sexual lifestyles could be devastating on their ambitions and goals and as such “they should stick to their goals to enable them achieve their future aspirations”.

Mrs Asiedu-Addo also urged the girls to be assertive especially when males would want to sexually abuse them.

“Girls must be politely firm in rejecting harassment and advances from men and boys without feeling guilty”.

The Executive Director of FJWoRDA charged adolescent girls to be bold to venture into male dominated career fields once they had the interest.



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  1. Unfortunately research indicate that Adolescent are not ready to Abstain from sex. No wonder, we have high rates of teenage pregnancy in our society

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