The Coast youthful generation has been tasked to deter from irresponsible sexual behaviors to evade sexual transmitted diseases.
The youth have been further urged to avoid unprotected sex as it has resulted into spread of sexual transmitted diseases among them.
Reachout Centre Trust Senior Administrator Saida Farhan said youth should take the lead role in joining the awareness campaign and embrace the use of contraceptives so that they remain safe.
Speaking at Tononoka grounds in Mombasa during preparations of the ‘World Contraceptive Day’ to be marked on Thursday, 26th September worldwide, Ms Farhan said youth were the main target in this year’s commemorations as they constitute quiet a number in the country’s HIV index.
She said the organisation has been closely working with other partners in ensuring basic information on contraceptives, reproductive health education and awareness and information about HIV/AIDS reaches the grassroots community, specifically the youth.
“We cannot shy away from the reality that youth are actively participating in sexual activities. However, we have to instill them with the relevant information so that they make right decisions in life,” she said.
She said if youth are fully involved in comprehensive sexuality education they will deter from irresponsible sexual behaviors or indulge in unprotected sex.
“RCT works closely with people who us drugs and without openly explaining such issues to them, they will be risking their lives by ignoring these contraceptives among them the use of condoms,” she added.
This year’s world contraceptive day them is ‘It’s your life, it’s your responsibility’.