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In Ethiopia, getting young people’s attention about sexual and reproductive healthcare is no easy task. But at a youth centre in Jimma, groups of young people are getting vital messages about sexual health and contraception out to their peers through dance, song, and poetry.
17-year-old student Jumeya Mohammed Amin started educating other people about sexual and reproductive health when she was 14 years old. She trained as a ‘change agent’ for her community through the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia.
Every Saturday, about 40 people gather at a youth center in Mekelle to hear about a subject they don’t get taught in schools in Ethiopia, and don’t want to discuss with their parents – sexual and reproductive health.
Youth leader Nebiyu Ephirem, has been staffing the phones at a hotline for young people who have questions about sexual and reproductive health since it started in 2017.
In the rural part of Ethiopia where Rewda Kedir works as a midwife, only 14% of married women are using any method of contraception, despite many wanting to. Having open – if challenging – conversations with families is one way her clinic lets people know what their contraceptive options are.
Women living in rural areas of Ethiopia often lack access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare. Family Planning Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) are expanding their free services in remote clinics to ensure no woman is left behind.
In 2014, Family Guidance Association Ethiopia set-up a confidential clinic in Jimma, to provide healthcare to at-risk populations and underserved populations like sex workers.
Emebet Bekele is a former sex worker turned counsellor, who works at the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) run, confidential clinic in Jimma, Oromia, that was set up in 2014 to help at-risk and underserved populations like sex workers.
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