Radio spots on sexual and reproductive health

| October 2, 2022

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Like this edition’s Farmer story from Mali, our Script of the week focuses on sexual and reproductive health. 

In Malawi, like in many African countries, youths lack good knowledge of issues related to family planning, sexual and reproductive health, and safe motherhood. These subjects are difficult to discuss, and people seeking treatment for symptoms, for example of sexually transmitted diseases, may be stigmatized. Solutions include: parents talking over these issues with their children, mutual support, regular sexual and reproductive health check-ups, and early treatment. These 11 spots address those issues. Feel free to use local names in place of the names in these spots.

The spots contain messages about a variety of issues related to sexual and reproductive health, including:

  • Available sexual and reproductive health services
  • Modern youth making important choices about sexual and reproductive health
  • Seeking early medical treatment for sexual and reproductive health problems
  • Not judging people who access sexual and reproductive health services
  • Getting treatment for sexual and reproductive problems immediately
  • Not fearing relatives or friends’ judgments, but getting treated
  • Routine check-ups for better sexual and reproductive health
  • Discussing how many children you want to have
  • How parents are a better source of sexual information for children
  • Parents talking to their children about sex 
  • Messages from religious leader about contraception and healthy child spacing 
  • Couples discussing how many children they want to have

The spots vary in length from 30-60 seconds and can be played multiple times during the program and throughout the programming schedule to educate parents, young men and women, and the general public on how to deal with various sexual and reproductive health issues.