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“Jen” who was 17 had sexual intercourse with 23 year old man as her friend were already “doing it”.
Partly with the low self-esteem she had, combing her older sister was thriving in her education and she felt ignored by her parents.
“The man poured her with love and concern, so she decided to have sex with him,” said Mr Rahman Katama, a counsellor at the Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections Control (DSC) Clinic who pick up Jen’s case late last year.
“Jen” had gotten chlamydia from the man as he was also having unprotected sex with several other women.
The bacterial contamination can be treated with antibiotics without jeopardy to the foetus.
But if treatment is not done, chlamydia may lead to an contamination in the womb and fallopian tubes that causes difficulties like stomach pain, barrenness and even an irregular pregnancy.
Jen’s mother escorted her to DSC Clinic for treating of infection. There, the teen was also advised on how to guard herself from alike contaminations.
She stated her fears and was remorse about getting infested, and said she would refrain from sex til the day she gets married.