National
Sex for pleasure, not babies - medic
Publish Date: Aug 07, 2014
Sex for pleasure, not babies - medic
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Pascal Kwesiga                      

Is sex for love or for making babies? Couples should engage in sex to celebrate love between themselves, but not necessarily for reproductive purposes, a doctor has said.


Dr. Jolly Beyeza of Mulago hospital was reacting to remarks from an official from South Sudan who said their culture bars a husband from engaging in sex with his wife once she has given birth until the baby is three years old.

Dr. Alex Dimiti, the director general for reproductive health in the ministry of health in the government of south Sudan said the practice was being used as a traditional birth control measure.  

He was speaking during a recent national conference on family planning in Kampala.

His comments shocked the conference delegates who condemned the cultural practice, saying it was denying the people of South Sudan their conjugal rights.

Health workers and MPs asked Dimiti if there was proof that men do not get engage in sex relations with other women when their wives deliver babies. “Of course men get other wives,” he said.

Beyeza blamed it on the wrong interpretation of sex saying “Here (Uganda) we know sex is for love, not for production of children. People need to understand that they can have sex for love and not to get babies,”

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
THE Kenya Correspondents Association has expressed concern over the recent attacks by General Service Unit officers on journalists...
Makerere official angers Muslims
A Makerere University staff member angered Muslim students when she made utterances that associated terrorism with the Islamic religion while making her contribution during a public dialogue...
Govt halts Amuru-Adjumani border demarcation
DISTRICTS of Amuru and Adjumani have been at logger heads with Amuru claiming that its border is at Zoka River while Adjumani claims its border is at Apaa junction...
Journalists want tough media ownership laws
JOURNALISTS from Ankole sub region Parliament to enact a law that will stop people who are not trained in journalism and mass communication from starting a media house...
Principal Judge lauds plea bargain
THE Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has commended the judiciary for embracing the process of introducing plea bargain practice directions in criminal justice...
77 couples tie knot at Namugongo mass wedding
THOUSANDS thronged Uganda Martyrs Shrine at Namugongo in Kampala to witness 77 couples exchange vows in a mass wedding...
Should African countries expel South Africans?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter