Today we held a community health and prevention class on the subject of contraceptive methods and sexually transmitted diseases.
The class was taught by Natalia Martinez, a YWAM volunteer who is completing her 8th semester of medical school.
Approximately 50 people between the ages of 12 and 35 attended the class.
The group divided into smaller groups to talk about what they were learning.
Twenty year old, Yerly, attended the class with her daughter, Yeirin. Yerly says that what surprised her the most was to learn about sexually transmitted diseases. She said that she had never heard of them before and she didn’t know how serious they could be.
Yerlis is 25 years old and has 3 children. Her first pregnancy was when she was 18 years old and she had twins. Yerlis says that she always thought the main reason for using protection was to avoid pregnancy but she never realized the importance of protecting herself against sexually transmitted diseases.