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NGO sensitizes Ogun girls on menstrual hygiene, gives free pads

Following the high rate on unwanted pregnancy among youths, the Queen Adetutu Oshinowo initiative, has sensitized 100 secondary school girls on sexual abstinence, menstrual hygiene among others.

The sensitization program took place at Wisdom International School of Excellence (WISE), in Iwopin, Ogun Waterside local government area of the state.

The event organized by Queen Adetutu Oshinowo initiative in collaboration with the member of the House of assembly Ogun Waterside constituency, Hon Lawal Samusideen Adekunle, was tagged “Pad A Girl-Child: choosing wellness, embracing dignity.”

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In her remarks, the Convener and founder of the Initiative, Ms Adetutu Oshinowo stated that the program aimed at educating the students on the danger of being exposed to sexual activities as well as the dignity in sexual abstinence.

She emphasised the necessity of breaking the stigmas associated with these victims and cultivating a future generation of confident, knowledgeable leaders.

“ Looking into the world of today, thousands of young girls have fallen victim to unwanted pregnancy, either by choice or accidentally, which automatically forced them to drop out of school and some do not have the opportunity to continue their education after conceiving.

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“ To be able to reduce the world percentage of these incidents, I decided to make it a point of duty to educate, sensitize these young girls about the danger of being exposed to sexual activities and also the dignity in sexual abstinence.

Speaking on menstrual hygiene, Oshinowo pointed out that some girls lacked the knowledge due to the environments they live in.

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On his part, the lawmaker applauded the NGO for the remarkable initiative and urged other bodies to emulate the gesture.

As a lawmaker, he promised to always support policies and initiatives that would prioritize welfare of the girl child in the state.

The NGO also distributed free sanitary pads to all the female students.

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