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Does culture preclude the right to safe sex on the continent?
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African identities Does culture preclude the right to safe sex on the continent?

Culture and tradition have long been used as a means of shutting down debate on Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights on the continent even as the most vulnerable members of our society continue to suffer because of our chronic inability to engage with these matters. The context we live in has made it clear that regional bodies can no longer ignore issues such as abortion, safe sex and violence against sexual minorities as these are issues facing the majority on the continent today

‘Africans do not need therapy, we have Jesus.’
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Politics and Society ‘Africans do not need therapy, we have Jesus.’

Recently Chimamanda Adichie’s documenting of her struggle with depression was released by the Guardian Network. The article was subsequently removed but not before quite a few people had gotten wind of it. In Africa, when one begins to broach the subject of having depression you are told to start smiling ‘or we will get the Pastor to come and pray for you.’