Professor Eugene Kufuor Maafo Darteh from the University of Cape Coast has issued a warning against the use of boosters for sex. He stated the detrimental effects of engaging in sexual activities while under the influence of alcohol and other sexual boosters.
There is a growing trend among Ghanaian youth to use alcohol as a means to enhance their sexual drive. However, Prof. Darteh emphasizes that this practice leads to impaired judgment and a disregard for contraceptive use, such as condoms.
The consequences of these risky behaviors include an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, abortions, and even deaths. Despite efforts by various systems to address these issues, risky sexual behaviors remain a significant public health concern in Ghana.
Prof. Darteh calls for comprehensive sexual education. He also called for support services to equip young people with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions.
He highlighted the need to focus on the development of skills and potentials among the youth, as their well-being and education are crucial for achieving sustainable development goals.
By addressing risky sexual behaviors, Ghana can work towards poverty reduction, hunger elimination, good health, quality education, and gender equality.
Prof. Darteh’s expertise and contributions to research and academia further solidify his position as a mentor and advocate for positive change in the field.