Malawi sex debut age alarming –Gynaecologist

A gynaecologist and senior lecturer at the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine, Charles Mhango  has observed that the age Malawian youths start sexual intercourse continues to lower at an alarming rate.

Mhango has since called on policymakers to  do more to reverse the trend and ensure girls stay away from early pregnancies and marriages, a leading scholar has warned.

“While we are raising the age of marriage, the age of sex debut for young girls continue to go down which means there is going to be a long period between the age people start having sex and the time they get married,” said Mhango in Lilongwe during a science café organised by the African Institute for Development Policy.

According to Mhango, girls and boys in the country were having sex debut as young as 12, warning that sexual intercourse at an early age leads to poorer psychosocial health and risky behaviour in later life

Studies have indicated that an early sexual debut is linked to exposure to pornography and sexual content in movies  and others  associated it with increased television watching.

Other studies have also associated early sexual debut with factors such as poor parental relationships, living in a broken home, higher levels of externalising factors – such as symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – low academic achievement and parents with low education levels.

Africa Institute for Development policy knowledge translation scientist Habiba Longwe-Ngwira said that their studies have shown that  “there are weak linkages between researchers and institutions so the cafes are aimed at bringing together all players.”

The café is part of the institute’s secure health programme aimed at putting research evidence at the heart of policy and programme decisions for better health.

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51 thoughts on “Malawi sex debut age alarming –Gynaecologist”

  1. fatty says:

    with such pictures, what else do you expect from the youths? are they not humans that they can not have sexual desires?

  2. A MPINGO says:

    TIKUTAYA MIYOYO YAMBIRI YA TIWANA TATICHEPERE CHIFUKWA CHOSAZIGWIRA KUSIYA NKHALAMBA ZIRI PHEEE

    MUZITI WAKULOZANI ???

    MOYO UKUKOMA !!!

  3. Patrick Kaudzu says:

    This is a reflection of a deep rooted societal problem. We must collectively do something about it!

  4. WINB says:

    OWERENGA KHALA MMASO

  5. fumu yatonga says:

    Dat z true we nid to be very careful this early see will lead to poor education month especially girls. Let’s work together so dat we can avoid such behaviour

  6. Chimbirazowa says:

    Kuzakhala kukwatiwa ndikukwatira, zigololo zosanena, homo nkati,monga nthawi ya Loti. So u can’t control these early sex, these are signs of the end, tipemphere molimbika.

  7. sex theorist says:

    These days even a girl of 12 years is able to accommodate any man’s john. Then what is wrong. Let a 12 year girl enjoy big john as long as they CAPABLE. I mean if you were at school in early 1960s at the age of 12 and you were looking like today’s a 4 year child, that for you, while today a 12 year old is as taller as your wife, as big battocked as my wife, as big breasted as my wife. Biological control is taking place here. Lets move with the world.ATIKITIDWE BASI.Plain plain.

  8. ODL says:

    please just focus on important things, mungochedwa nazo cox ana a lero ndi scene yosanena. watchout cox u might fall into trap. tsekani maso anu kuti musapenye zachabe……………………………………….odi uko

  9. mwe says:

    The evil on the rampant, ready to divulge little’s on the loose. Sanity must be brought back and it begins with homes and sprinkles wherever. No keeper for the other, regardless of sex and age no one is strong to control situations.
    Gone are the days we had atsikana ozipatsa ulemu…achina Gwyneth

  10. Thete says:

    That’s very bad we need to pray hard the evil one is on duty

  11. Cashgate 1 says:

    Even writer and news column promote such. Look at this article, why use this photo out of all? Is this a teenage girl or woman? So everyone should bear this blame and think how do we reverse such trend.

  12. Maltrida Katopola Jnr says:

    Ine ngati well known and connected but am lacking heavily spiced nyericious encounter. I hate you azibambo mukumathangila Tiana kusiya ine. Musamawope my qualifications. Inenso ndi munthu shaft yoyima bho ya ngungungu ndikuyifuna heavy

  13. nyapapi says:

    koma eeeeee angakome mwanayu

  14. sandfore says:

    Tima sweet 16

  15. Chimbirazowa says:

    Kuzakhala kukwatiwa ndikukwatira, zigololo zosanena, homo nkati,monga nthawi ya Loti. So u can’t control these early sex, these are signs of the end.

  16. Munthuwazeru says:

    You SIRS whatever sceintific term you might put but forget not that,CHIDULO cha masiku adzana sichingafanane ndi COVO walero ndiye matupiwaso are responding to things of today. So what you are planning it’s good but also it’s a great WAR.

  17. sabiti says:

    Too much freedom even if there taught about sex at tender age they alway want to give it a try . Parrents have to be in forefront and always vigilant on their kids checking the do and donts

  18. Kanyimbi says:

    Osamanamizana apa. Ngakhale ana akale amakwelana ali ang’ono. Inu simunapangepo zija amati “zopusa” ? Ndiye nthawi imeneyo munali ndi zaka zingati?

  19. marko says:

    I THINK THERE IS LACK OF RESEARCH ON THE GROUND FROM YOU GUYS ONE OF MY FRIEND SAID THAT THYOLO AND OTHER AREAS IN THE SOUTH ARE MORE EXPOSED TO EARLY SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS I WOULD TO BEG YOU GUYS DO NOT GENERALISE ISSUES IN NOTHERN REGION WHICH REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM DO YOU USE MAY BE I GUESS ARTIFICIAL INSERMINATION WHERE FAVORABLE BREEDS ARE THOSE SELECTED FOR BREEDING WHICH UNIVERSITY DID YOU GRADUATE FROM?OKAY LET ME BREAK IT FOR YOU BECOZ I KNOW THE FACTS….CAUSES OF EARLY SEXUAL INTERCOURSE AMONG GIRLS 1.POVERTY-DUE TO POVERTY MANY GIRLS ARE EXPOSED TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE THIS IS BECAUSE OF SOME THE INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CAUGHT WITH INFEORITY COMPLEX WHERE THEY THINK THAT IF THE MARRY A GIRL FROM THE NORTH THEY BE ACCEPTED IN THE SOCIETY 2.SOUTH GIRLS ARE MORE PRETTIER THAN NORTH Y IS SO THERE IS CROSSBREEDING 3.NORTH PEOPLE ARE EDUCATED THAN ENTREPENUERS 4.NORTH IS UNDERDEVELOPED WHERE THE ONLY SURVIVAL IS FROM EDUCATION 6.FOR YOUR INFORMATION THERE IS HIGH LEVEL OF WITCHCRAFT WHERE GIRLS ARE LOCKED TO PRESERVE THEM FOR A RICH MAN WHO WILL PAY LOBOLA FOR HIGH PRICE SOME OF THE TUMBUKA GIRLS TO DO GET SEXY UNTIL THEY REACH 24YRS.THEY WANT THERE GIRLS TO MARRY ONLY THOSE THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE AND RICH.LAST QUESTION KODI KUMPOTO NDIYE KUTI KULIBE OKUMWA MA ARV THOSE MPOTOS ARE SELFISH AND EDUCATED NDICHIFUKWA CHANI THEY FIGHT FOR THOSE WHO ARE LIVING POSITIVE…SO YOU THINK THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR LOMWES NEVER THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FELLOW MBWENUMBENUS

  20. cool says:

    Why covering the boobs?

  21. xxxx says:

    Maka ana adadie amakonda kufulasha zedi. Ndiye khalidwe limeneli limachitisa anzake a muna kumuganizira nzeru zofuna kumuonera basi mpaka ntchito. Anawa afika pomaonetsa mapanti ngakhale panyumba pomwe. DZikoli likupita kuti? Amenewatu aziyambadi kudya chipaso choletsedwachi at age 12 or less. Its true that at age 12 these teens are penetratable easily.They are able to swallow even big john.I tried it. My dear, it was so hot and tight. Shashashashashashasha.

  22. Nicholas pwele says:

    Government shud bring back corporal punishement in school so that these girl and boys shud b punished

  23. Peter says:

    Too much talk about sex these days. Tv programs like BML talk show is very open and it comes on tv around 8 when many kids are still awake. Open talk will mean open minded and open minded will mean two things. Positive and negative results.

  24. A MPINGO says:

    TATAYA MIYOYO YA ACHIBARE NDI ABWENZI AMBIRI CHIFUKWA CHA VIWEREWEREWERE VONYASA CHOTERE POGANIZA KUTI TIKUNJOYA

    TAWAFUNSANI AZIGOGO KAPENA ACHIKULIRE MULI NAWO PAFUPI
    KULEWA KUPOSA KUCHIZA

  25. WINB says:

    mwina atsogoleri amipingo atalimbikitsa kuti akhristu awo azkwatrana ali ma viligo zikhoza kuthandizaaa. kale nzikatheka

  26. Mwangondiputa nyere hule mwaika pachithuzipa. Vuto ndi masacheti ana akumalezrea nkumakwatana chisawawa. Muthese masacheti. Ma MP ku Malawi kuno ndi mbalame zokhazokha mmalo mmalo mokambirana zoletsa masacheti akupha anawa akungolimana ndi za zii.

  27. You can’t fight the future. Promiscuity is here to stay

  28. musisipala says:

    Masiku osiliza amenewa. Mabele kuwonesa chonchi kumati mwana?.

  29. Hoitty says:

    ma music video anyanyanso kukhala explicit. Nyimbo ya Nalero ija amangogwirana kumakwerana pa bed mmm

  30. Tengupenya says:

    mukuti age 12? Simunaziwone. akuyamba experiment at even lower than that, monga 5 or 6! siziri bwino konse. si ma film okha pa TV kapena makolo kusalabadira kokwanira. Amatengeranso ziweto monga agaru ndi nkhuku!

  31. yipie says:

    juz luv the boobies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Last days. Girls just open their legs

  33. Songiso says:

    Koma zingatheke ndi zimenezi m’badwo uno? Kaaaya. Ana masiku ano akudziwa zokwerana @ the age of 5. Sitingazithe izi poti tili mmasiku ovuta.

  34. Isaac chagwa mzuzu says:

    The only way out is to teach sexual issues to girls from std 3 so that when they grow know the effects of early sexual activities.Only awareness cud work rather than blinding them

  35. mdala says:

    Akulu tanenani zoona moti sungamezere mate uyu,bere limeneri kumati mwana ukufuna udzadye waivi? Kodi munthu akachepa kapena mutu tiziti nfi mwana?

  36. ujeni says:

    Especially in Lhomwe land where girls even have courage to dance naked publicly at Mhlako. Teenage pregnancy is so prevalancy in Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo area and also in Machinga/ Mangochi area. Over population in southern districts is bringing Malawi down. We need a strong policy to deter this apetite

    1. Malindima says:

      Ujeni
      The Lecture did not mention a tribe as the real cause.It appears you are one of those opportunists who find every opportunity to hate the Lhomwes without any justifiable reason. There is no doubt in my mind that if you are an MD of an organization, Lhomwes or any Southerner is not in your organogramme . Shame on you!

  37. wanda says:

    Many young ones are starting having sexual intercourse as young as 9 or 10. By the age of 12, many young ones, particularly girls may have experienced not less than 3 sexual intercourse. Ask primary or secondary school teachers for more information. The best the government can do is to criminalise any sexual activity for anyone below the age of 16 and the offenders be severely punished just like most developed countries do or else we are going to have a rotten Malawi 10 years from now.

  38. Tombolile says:

    Tawasiyeni Ana inu azidya mmmmmmh!

  39. chikoya says:

    sex issues r highly secretive and as u have said,even our national tv is taking a dangerous path by overfeaturing love songs where the artists are semi naked girls and caress boys who kiss and tightly hug each other on screen. what do u expect from the children after such experiences?

  40. makito says:

    Cool. Ena akuti it’s ok.

  41. alukosyo says:

    Too much freedom. We need kankhaza penapake

  42. Mirella K says:

    A Nyasatimes nanu mwatipanga expose to nudity apa…Mufuna hule limeneli tipange nalo chyan? Zitsiru!!!

  43. GOGO says:

    Whom to blem sexy subjects starts from standard 3, technology, DSTV channel, do you thinck young people can stay away from sexuality i dont thinck so children are very sensetive

  44. Weakliks says:

    It not early but owing to hybrid foods at 12 they are fully grown. take the example of chickens at six weeks they are ready for food. even if you fuck these girls you will not have any problem to penetrate.

  45. Billionaire says:

    I just want to be objective not xenocentric. In life once one misses a certain stage in life cycle at one time that stage will definitely come back at older age e.g Pastors kids are well protected in so many areas but when time comes which they missed they turn to be hungry lions. And with these advanced technologies we have now it becomes very difficult to control children hence looking at issues critically is relevant that rushing to make policies.

  46. Mutitotetsa nazo izi? Mutikozetsa tu in bwanji kodi?

  47. kd says:

    chakula ndi nyere anawa basi ….. ofunika kumawa bonza plain

  48. Northerner says:

    Mwanayu ma boobs wo maukulira

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