Girl’s Empowerment Network has urged parents to encourage their daughters to use contraceptives.
In Malawi a lot of young girls indulge in premarital sex due to poverty which also drives them into prostitution and problematic relationships with older men.
According to project coordinator for Girls Empowerment Network Tassil Chipofya parents need to be involved in the fight to end premarital sex and early pregnancies.
“We are making strides to end early pregnancies by incorporating parents and girls on family planning issues,” said Chipofya.
She added that involving parents will help a lot as they will be the ones to encourage the girls to use family planning methods hence avoiding early pregnancies.
According to Chipofya, when they were involving girls only, they did not produce positive results since teenagers fear their parents will find out that they are using birth control methods.