KAMPALA, July 2 — President Yoweri Museveni has called on Ugandan parents, religious and political leaders to talk to their children against engaging in early sex and having multiple sex partners saying they risk suffering from cancer of the cervix and ruining their future.
“Talk to your children about the risks of engaging in early sex and having multiple sex partners. You should also take your girls aged between 8 and 12 years for immunization against cervical cancer. For girls who have already engaged in sex, they should go for examination and be helped. If they are safe, they must continue protecting themselves,” he said.
The president called on leaders to sensitize communities against forcing children into sexual acts, describing them as satanic and detrimental to the girls’ lives.
“Leaders and medical workers including pastors should sensitize our people about this. Everything has its time. The issue of science is that sexual consent should be 18 years and above and that is if you are well fed. People should not teach our children satanic things,” he said.
Museveni was speaking shortly after commissioning the new maternity ward at Mpigi Health Centre IV during his one day tour of Mpigi district in central Uganda.
SOURCE: NEW VISION