Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Durex College Programme

Every day when we browse through the newspaper, we are bombarded by the local news on unwanted pregnancies, sexual transmitted diseases and babies abandonment issues. Particularly, the unplanned pregnancies rate is increasing at an exponential rate as stated below:
"Kuala Lumpur, 14 November 2011The government has recently announced that between 2006 and 2010, there were 21 recorded cases of students who got pregnant out of marriage. Statistics from the Welfare Department revealed that this year, from January to April, 111 young girls were pregnant."
What is the major cause of all these problems? We can say that it's the lack of sexual and reproductive health information and education among girls in this country especially on the use of contraceptives. Therefore, Durex, the world’s largest selling condom brand, organises a sexual and reproductive health college programme themed  ‘One Voice, Prevention is Key’, in hopes to empower youths to create awareness about sexual health and contraceptive options that leads them to make informed decisions. I have visited the information booth in UPM regarding this programme.

#1 "One Voice, Prevention is Key" :)

#2 The friendly staffs are explaining the sexual and reproductive health information to us.
#3 Exhibition on sexual and reproductive health which include sexual transmitted diseases, family planning and contraceptives. Also, it helps to increase the comfort level with the subject and provide access for students to seek consultation about sex-related matters in confidence.

#4 Some brochures and pamphlets on sexual and reproductive health, family planning and women health such as cervical and breast cancer.

#5 Freebies for those who log in Facebook and "like" Durex Malaysia! Spot the cute poker card!

Anyway, just to share more information on sexual and reproductive health to you :) As I'm a nutrition and community health student, I've learnt this topic for a whole semester since nutrition students in UPM always involve in sexual reproductive health activity to empower students and women on the use of contraceptive and family planning. My friends even demonstrate the use of condom on sex toy to teach the students the correct way to wear a condom *shy* Of course all of us must know that never afraid to speak it out whenever you have doubt. Sex is not a taboo and students should seek consultation or information regarding this issue.
Firstly, condom is the safest way to prevent sexual transmitted diseases especially HIV/AIDS. Woman has the right to ask the partner to wear condom in order to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy and STDs. During the visit to Federation of Reproductive Health Association (FRHAM), we're first educated on the steps of wearing condom. As a science student, I always thought my knowledge on sexual reproductive health is ample, but turns out my knowledge on this area is scarce. I feel surprise that I actually do not know the steps until the staffs there demonstrated it on a fake penis. Just a reminder, the first step is always remember to check the expiry date lol Also, I do not know that there's actually female condom available in the market. So if the guy refused to wear condom, maybe the girls can consider a female condom. Just bear in mind that condom is extremely important because I've seen many cases in which the girlfriend or wife infected with HIV from the boyf or husband. 

Secondly, family planning always stresses on the slogan "Not too early, not too late, not too close" which means not to have babies in a very young age before 18 years old, not too old after 35 years old and not too close at a gap of less than 1 and 1/2 years for healthy babies and mothers.
A GOOD NEWS for all who wants to walk away with fascinating PRIZES!

The ‘One Voice, Prevention is Key’ college programme kicks off with a design contest that invites entrants to develop own art and slogans on to a poster or postcard containing their views on unwanted pregnancies. Each message contains a unique thought, motto or design that encapsulates their views regarding unwanted pregnancies. 

All you need to do is to submit your creative design in a format of a picture and upload it on to Durex Malaysia Facebook fan page. The winning design in each category with the most number of votes will walk away with an iPad2. Durex will also be giving out five iPod Touch as consolation prizes for each category.

"Durex Inspires Youths to Make Informed Choices"
Durex extends its commitment in sex education through the medium of art to empower youths make responsible decisions
 log on to Facebook and "like" Durex Malaysia for more information :D


Koh Kian Fai said...

no photo of you geh? :P I saw some people posted it too. this time is at ur campus? :P

Hilda Milda™ said...

wahh there's condom sample at UPM's roadshow :P

test said...

very informative indeed, where your pix ,Su? XD

SuFang (Careen) said...

@Kian Fai: Yea in UPM :)
@Hilda: Nope the sample is from my course visit to FRHAM~
@Spectre: Hope it gives you some information on reproductive health! :) These are my pics without me :P

Sexual & Reproductive Health Thousand Oaks said...

Amazing how simple it can be to communicate with people and have them understand a certain topic, you made my day.