Thyolo youths top in abortion, sex diseases rate

Officials in Thyolo are brain storming on how best to deal with high unsafe abortion and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rate among youths of 18 and belowSexual Health service

Youth officer for Thyolo Doreen Mbendera says recent hospital statistics for the last three months are alarming.

“For instance, out of the 100 unsafe abortion recorded in the past three month, 32 involves girls and out of the 100 sexually transmitted infection,36 involves the youth all of whom are below 18,” she said.

She said this means the youth in the tea growing district practise unsafe sex.

Mbendera said no wonder statistics indicate that 18 percent of the youth in the district are HIV positive, saying this is a high prevalence rate for any age group.

The youth officer also said it was worrying that only 20 percent of the youth access family planning services.

She therefore said there was need for a meeting involving all stakeholders from both the government and nongovernmental organisations to see how to deal with the problems youth in Thyolo are facing.

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Courtex
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Courtex
5 months 22 days ago

Minus four problems

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
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Kent Y.G. Mphepo
5 months 22 days ago
Countrymen, Honestly, this must be a concern to every well meaning Malawian. Those who feel this is oky simply because they come from other districts (not from Thyolo) are just being naive about public health issues. This could actually be reflective of what the situation could be in other districts where studies on the matter have not taken place or where stakeholders have decided to remain mum for fear of being declared ineffective. Let me thank my long-time acquaintance and work colleague, Doreen, for coming out in the public and say the truth about the district where she is working.… Read more »
Changaputwa
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5 months 23 days ago

Ana aku Thyolo ndikuwaziwa pakuti ambuyawo kuyambila omwalira aja mpaka amene ali panowa adawauza kt balanani ngt ntcenga ma vote anga azachuluke. Ndiye mmalo mobalana muja anawa akugwa nayo game,,,,, aliyese yemwe angabwele kwa iwo kuwafunsila samati ayi koma ku vomela. Chinatso mchakuti kwambiri anawa akutenga matenda asiyane siyane kuzela mma bala momwe mowa ukugulisidwa. Akafuna kugonana ndi mwamuna sakusankha kapena kuyana misinkhu yawo. Angoti bola ilowepo ndikupeza ndalama. Lero ndi izi agulisa moyo wawo…… Xool nso ambili mwa iwo samapita akungobva mwa anthu kt kuliso xool kunja kuno. Zaiwo ndikusunga chinkhalidwe chawo basi.

christopher
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5 months 23 days ago

Ana ake ndi otota kwambiri,moti samayimva amati mavuto mawa,zaschool alibe nazo vuto

ludokuhle mbatha
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5 months 23 days ago

za alomwe izi ife zisatikhudze mpang’ono pomwe ayi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy Allywood Banda
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Andy Allywood Banda
5 months 23 days ago

DPP is worried of the prospective votes. These are results of dancing with bare breasts at Muhlakho wa Ahlomwe. Musova!!!!!

Buyelekhaya
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Buyelekhaya
5 months 23 days ago
Anawa akundimvetsa chisoni komanso akundiopsa. Akundimvetsa chisoni chifukwa umoyo wodwaladwala siwabwino. Ndipo chitukuko cha dziko sichiyenda bwino anthu ake akamadwaladwala. Akakhala mankhwala otalikitsa moyo ndiye amachita kuona nkhope. Si aliyense yemwe akumwa kuti zikumuyendera. Ndiye anawa akundimvetsa chisoni! Mpaka 18% omwe ali ndi kachilombo! Heyi! Vukani mawethu! Akundiwopsa chifukwa ngati angakhale ndi moyo ‘watinke nayo’, amene sakhulupilira zotchena, kudziletsa kapena kukhulupirika kwa achikondi akukodwa nawo mu kangaudeyu! Timawonekadi ngati tiana koma ziri mkatimo sindizo. Vuto ndi lakuti anawa akudziwa kugonana mwansanga pomwe nzeru ndi matupi awo sizinakhwime moyenelera. Chinanso nchakuti khalidwe lowopa zinthu lidatha ndiye kuli “bayabaya” kapena “bayitsabayitsa” wosaneneka!… Read more »
Patelera
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Patelera
5 months 23 days ago

Atsikana a ku Thyolo kunyekhulira bwino. Amadziwa kuchengeta ku bedi. Kukana samatha kwaiwo ndo mwikho, amakana kutenga minyama. Komanso zimakhala zokoka, zokoma. Tawayesani simudzakhumudwa

Buyelekhaya
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Buyelekhaya
5 months 23 days ago
I was born in the early 80s. You could count yourself lucky if you happened to steal a glance at a girl’s thighs let alone her underwear. Young boys and girls were advised strongly against engaging in early sex. Most heeded those pieces of advice. No longer nowadays. The youths are actively engaging in sexual activities hence the high unsafe abortions, STIs (HIV/AIDS). Sometimes you would liken their behaviour to that of dogs on heat. Once their lust sets in motion it becomes difficult to stop them! And things are getting from bad to worse. This is partly down to… Read more »
kk
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kk
5 months 23 days ago

Mutha nokha kumeneko

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