A meeting to solicit media input on an advocacy comprehensive sexuality education as a tool for empowering the adolescent girl has been held in Accra.
According to Erika Goldson, UNFPA Deputy Representative, this is part of their commitment to fight and exposed issues of adolescent sexuality.
She noted that adolescent girls are exposed to many risks such as sexual abuse, school dropouts and teenage pregnancy, therefore the need to help them through this transition process.
She acknowledged the key role the media play in shaping society and setting the agenda, noting that, “There is the need to understand the media to help us work appropriately with them.”
The media was taken through a presentation on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) guideline document, which seeks to ensure that young people receive a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education. CSE will equip adolescent girls with the requisite information on sexual and reproductive health and right for a better adolescence experience.
The guideline provides the age at which young people, both in and out of school, could start receiving comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education.
The essence of the guideline document was to ensure that each child receives basic information about their sexual and reproductive health that would help them to make informed choices.