Sex and Sensibilities Editorial Director Ana Santos guested on NBN-4’s morning show, “She-ka” today. Shortly after the segment, feedback from a viewer was received via SMS:
“Your topic is relevant and the information is useful. I got pregnant when I was 20 years old. I was not at all ready. I wanted to get an abortion because I was so ashamed to be pregnant and not married. With more information about contraception, students can avoid getting pregnant at such a young age. “ — A, mother of 3
According to the Guttmacher Institute, there are 3 million pregnancies each year in the Philippines. An estimated half of these pregnancies, or 1.5 million, are unwanted or unplanned. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that there are 4 babies born every minute in our country.
Don’t let a hot date become a due date.
Educate yourself on what contraceptive methods are available. Consult your doctor or Social Hygiene Clinic medical staff on the method that is best for you.
Love yourself first. If you’re going to have sex, do it with sensibility.[?]