As one of GWIHR’s strategies in addressing the SRH needs of young sex workers, GWIHR organized a one day focus group discussion with young female sex workers to share their views on the best approaches to address and prevent unwanted pregnancies among their peers.
Deducting from the 3-hour focus group discussion between GWIHR SRHR focal person and the young community members, it was clear that:
- All young sex workers agreed that they use condoms, especially the female condom, to ensure double protection in cases of male condom breakage.
- About 82% of the young female sex workers who participated in the discussion prefer using emergency contraceptive pills such as postinor 2 and misoprostol aside from condoms.
- A minute proportion of 18% who could afford its cost prefers the injectable contraceptive because of its long-lasting nature, while.