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Source: Ghana News Agency /GNA

"Rate Of Sex Scenes In Films Worrying"

Mr Alexander Freeman Asare, Project Officer of HIV/AIDS Prevention through Education (HAPE) in the New Juaben Municipality, on Thursday expressed worry over the way and manner film writers and producers portrayed sex in their movies of late.

He noted that currently, most movies were not rated and that allowed children to watch and learn from them. Mr Asare said children learned from acting and that put the nation in danger because the future leaders were exposed to pre-marital sex and other social vices which affected them negatively.

Mr Asare was speaking at the HAPE Project Collaborators Meeting to review its activities and work plan for the year 2011 in Koforidua. He said the fact could not be denied that when children reached the adolescent stage their quest for sex could be high and everything they would see on the television without parental guidance would affect them.

He therefore appealed to film makers to reduce the sexuality in their movies and rather portray educative ones which would help shape the future leaders.

Mr Asare noted that the youth of today were adventurous and would do anything to get hold of a movie to watch based on the title and that could be very dangerous because he or she may not be watching with the right person who could educate him.

Ms Rose Nani, Nurse Counselor at the Ghana Health Service of the New Juaben Municipal Health Directorate, said the 2010 statistics revealed that out of 239 HIV/AIDS infected people, 107 were the youth between 15 to 39 years in the municipality.

She warned the youth against the deadly HIV/AIDS and called on pregnant women to get tested at the early stage of their pregnancy so that their unborn babies could be protected if they were infected.