As the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), we will be in attendance at this year's edition of Masvingo Agricultural Show under the theme Family Planning for Sustainability.
Our main thrust this year is on Parent to Child Communication (PCC) which values effective communication between parents and children about comprehensive sexuality education. We maintain that PCC is much more than giving information, it is rather an opportunity to prepare young people for a healthy sexual reproductive health life as well. Sexuality education does not harm children but it can do a lot of good.
The manner in which young people are making decisions related to sexual and reproductive health is rapidly evolving. Research has found that good parent-child communication ON Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) leads to lower sexual risk behaviours.
Parent to child communication empowers parents with adequate information and tools for dialogue and knowledge and the needs of young people; it creates a rapport between adolescents and parents.
The benefits of parent to child communication are reduced teenage pregnancies, reduced maternity mortality rate and reduced child marriages. ZNFPC is therefore focusing on PCC this year. Besides the said services, we will be offering our services during the course of the agricultural show with free consultations also offered.