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Stepping Stone Lead Trainer Calls for Total Abstinence From Sex

Aug 8, 2008, 9:34 AM | Article By: By Abdourahmann Sallah in CRR

The Stepping Stone trainer Mrs. Anty Michel Jawo Demba has urged young people to stay away from sex until they are married for their own good. Mrs. Jawo Demba made this announcement while lecturing Red Cross volunteers on the Stepping Stone Approach. According to her, unprotected sex with multiple partners carries a huge risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections including HIV/Aids. She asserted that the Stepping Stone Strategy is the best approach to minimise unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

She added that the Stepping Stone Approach has been in The Gambia since 1997 when she was working with Action Aid in The Gambia. It was piloted in Kiang in a village called Medina but supervised by the Medical Research Council. The MRC only provided medical services to those that need them.