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Majority of Ghanaian women enjoy ‘raw sex’ than using condom – Survey

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A new survey by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) says unprotected sex among the youth is on the rise despite the risk of contracting HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

Women between the ages of 15 and 24 dominated the survey of having raw sex without protection.  

“80 per cent of the women don’t use a condom knowing its benefits,” the report says.  

This statistic is particularly alarming because available data show that women are contracting HIV more than men.

In August 2023, the Ghana AIDS Commission indicated that females accounted for two-thirds of total new HIV infections in Ghana.

Out of the total 16,574 new HIV infections recorded in 2022, females accounted for 10,927 of the cases while males accounted for 5,647.

This is according to the 2022 National and Sub-National HIV/AIDS estimates and projections.

 

source: Theannouncergh.com