The SexTalk Forum Advises Parents to Educate Children Openly On Sex

The second edition of SexTalk Forum, a reproductive health forum which is meant to educate people about the serious issues concerning their sexual reproductive health in a calm, relaxed and entertaining atmosphere came off at the Kama Conference center on Friday May 17th 2013 the UNAIDS Ghana Country Coordinator, Girmay Haile, A Marriage Counselor, Mrs Flora Sackey and a Counselor and Sex Therapist, Rev George Lutterodt as resource persons.sextalk

Girmay Haile who spoke on the HIV situation in Ghana with focus on prevention and safe sex gave insights into the activities of the organization where the pandemic is concerned. He talked about the fact that Ghana is one of the top seven countries in the world which is reducing the infection rate of the virus majorly because a lot more people living with HIV are on treatment. He also mentioned that sex workers in Ghana are the top users of condoms in the country, another major factor in the reduction of new infections. He called on people to always practice safe sex using condoms.

On the HIV treatment, Girmay Haile added that technology had helped a lot in the treatment of the virus.

Speaking on self esteem and how to build it, Mrs Flora Sackey gave some general backgrounds on certain things that parents especially can do to damage the self esteem of their children.  She intimated that one of the ways is for people to set some easy wins for themselves as anytime a goal is accomplished, it makes people feel good. Once that is accomplished, they can then move on to set other goals.

Rev George Lutterodt educated the audience on how they can inform themselves enough on sexual issues and how they can impact this knowledge to others. He bemoaned the situation where parents shout on their children and tag them as bad children anytime they ask questions relating to their sexuality.

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