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Saint Lucians Advised Against Unsafe Sexual Practices & Other Behaviours During Carnival

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Unsafe sexual practices are among things Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar George has advised Saint Lucians against in a statement outlining recommendations for the Carnival Season.

“Annually, we note increases in sexually transmitted infections after the Carnival season,” Belmar George disclosed.

She also said the Ministry of Health would be donating condoms to carnival bands and planning associations to ensure they are available to revelers.

In addition to unsafe sexual practices, the Chief Medical Officer spoke of the need to avoid dehydration and excessive alcohol.

She noted that excessive alcohol intake leads to dehydration, injuries, violence, and road fatalities when people drive under the influence.

Belmar George explained that there are limited Intensive care beds available at the hospitals.

“Usually, during this period, we note increased patient flow in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Hospital,” she explained.

“During this season, there is a tendency for participants to let their guard down on many different levels,” Belmar George observed.

However, the Chief Medical Officer said it was essential to take precautions.

The complete list of her recommendations appears in her statement below:

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Lucians participate in unsafe sexual practices all the time. How about you advise against that regularly, instead of leaving it until Carnival. Proper sex education is needed in St Lucia. Then there would be probably be less single mothers, less fatherless children and possibly less young men joining with criminal elements. Not to mention STDs. Carnival just amplifies what already exists, and especially because there is so much alcohol (and other substances) involved.

  2. Is that the same lady that was claiming that that thing was “safe and effective”?

  3. The younger generation are loose. Allow me to explain, before men would have outside women and the nasty ones went all over. so if u care about your health, u stay away from the nasty ones. but the more conservative ones stayed with a main, plus a regular addition. If both are treated well financially, they stay in the triad. less multiple partners in the mix. in this young girl and young men generation, women in St lucia sleep around more than the men. the men in turn, sleep around more than the women. its a vicious cycle, of sleeping around with multiple partners. so endless disease exchange taking place. and this behaviour is destroying them and their health. fatherless kids, not knowing the daddy, single mother, getting pregnant early, making their own parents grannies at barely 45 and not having anything of their own, including a solid education, no steady employment, no home to call their own ect.. we are in a mess in this country. carnival or no carnival.

  4. Proper sex education is needed especially for those in St. Lucia who find it beneficial to earn a living contrary to the norm. In addition, anyone who does not take pride in self will ultimately resort to unhealthy sexual behavior regardless of the consequences.

    I might also add that education and application of same is of paramount importance……

  5. Lol these children of iniquity you telling them to practice safe sex buy giving them free condoms during carnival? Actually giving?

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