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Standing strong: youth health workers from Benin share lessons from sexual and reproductive health and rights workshop

Apr 28, 2022 | By FIGO in FIGO News
This article was originally published on FIGO's website on April 28, 2022. You can access the original article here:

From 9–11 March 2022, in Cotonou, Benin, FIGO’s Advocating for Safe Abortion Project worked with the National College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Benin (CNGOB) to organise a capacity building workshop for their counterparts visiting from Mali alongside the Youth Health Workers for Safe Abortion (YHW4SA) – a Beninese network of young pro-choice health professionals set-up in 2021 by CNGOB.
Cynthia Kpalete, a sixth-year medical student, General Treasurer of Medical Students for Choice and member of the YHM4S4 network who joined the workshop, explained that the aim of the CSE was to “contribute to a tolerant, open and respectful social climate, to foster respect for sexual diversity and to ensure that one’s choices do not harm others. It is composed of various themes such as gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV, sexual pleasure and fulfilment, sexual diversity, interpersonal relationships, and violence”.

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