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

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

MUZITI WAKULOZANI ???

MOYO UKUKOMA !!!

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

WINB
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OWERENGA KHALA MMASO

fumu yatonga
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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

Chimbirazowa
Guest

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.

kimono
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Kkkkkkkk

sex theorist
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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.

ODL
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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

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