OBU Gives Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Training

OBU Gives Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Training
Since many of the students who join our Universities came from rural areas where reproductive health care education is not given well, they could easily engage in risky sexual activities when they come to the University. To safeguard our students from this risk, OBU Office of Gender, HIV/AIDs and Special Need Main Stream Directorate in collaboration with the University Clinic has given sexual and reproductive health care training for fresh man female students on February 1, 2020 G.C.
Mr Ayalew Abate, executive head of OBU clinic, stated basically engaging in any sexual activities is not advisable for University students. However, Mr Ayalew further noted due to some psychological or environmental factors, students are often obliged to involve in sexual practice. If that is the case, it should be safe as much as possible.
Mrs Gifty ,Head of the clinic, on her part explained the consequences of having un save sex. As she stated as soon as female engage in un safe sexual activity, she should understand that her probability of getting pregnant or infected with sexually transmitted disease is very high. As different studies show, most University students try to terminate pregnancy either by people lacking the necessary skills or in an environment lacking minimal medical standards or both. This by itself leads them to post abortion complication. These complications could be: severe bleeding, developing infection or uterine perforation.

Therefore she emphasized “I advise you not to engage in any sexual practice as long as you are here in the University as a student. But, if it becomes mandatory for you to do so, make it safe.”
The other key speaker was Tigist Ayalew,a lecturer at OBU. Tigist told the students how she went through all the difficult life path with courage to reach where she is today. She also advised the students to have a vision and work hard to the accomplishment of that vision.
Finally the training was concluded by Mrs Zimta Kidane, Director of Gender,HIV/AIDs and Special Needs Main Stream Directorate, In her speech she expressed that it was a great pleasure for her to thank all the participants for giving their precious time and attend the training the whole day.
Compiled by Foreign and Public Relations Directorate
February 3, 2020
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