Girls as young as 12 are being forced into having sex for money to feed their families in drought-hit parts of Kenya. Families in rural areas of Turkana, one of the regions hardest hit by late rains, are sending their daughters to urban centres to make money. Many are forced to sell their bodies, earning as little as 50 Kenyan shillings 37p for sex, according to a report published by the International Rescue Committee IRC on Wednesday.
TORONTO, August 17, - Adolescent girls and young women in Mombasa, Kenya are more likely to experience higher risks of HIV and gender-based violence when they are involved with sex work venues or have sexual experiences at a young age, suggests a study co-led by St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Manitoba in Canada. Published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes JAIDSthe research suggests that the conditions of a first sexual encounter, such as a woman's age, the man's age, use of condoms, and whether or not the encounter is consensual can be indicators of future risk of HIV infection and gender-based violence.
More than 1, teachers have been fired for sexually abusing girls over the last two years, according to a new report from the Kenyan government. Last year, teachers were dismissed over allegations of sexual abuse, and more have been let go this year. The allegations range from inappropriate kissing and touching to impregnating girls as young as Although the number of reported cases represents less than half of 1 percent of Kenya'steachers, the firings underscore a serious epidemic of sexual abuse in the country, say child advocacy and women's rights groups.
Eva, a year-old student at Nairobi Aviation College, was sitting in her tiny room in shared quarters in Kitengela feeling broke, hungry, and desperate. She used the remaining Kenyan shillings she had in her wallet and took a bus to the city centre, where she looked for the first man who would pay to have sex with her. After 10 minutes in a dingy alley, Eva went back to Kitengela with 1, Kenyan shillings to feed herself for the rest of the month.
Jump to navigation. The first case of HIV in Kenya was detected in By the mids, HIV was one of the major causes of illness in the country, putting huge demands on the healthcare system as well as the economy.
To optimize scale-up of preexposure prophylaxis PrEP for pregnant women at risk of HIV in high HIV burden settings, implementation strategies must be developed that account for perceptions of PrEP in this unique population. Semistructured focus group discussions were conducted with 68 HIV-uninfected Kenyan pregnant and postpartum women without prior PrEP knowledge or experience. A qualitative descriptive analysis was performed, using a constant comparison approach, to identify key themes related to the values and rationale impacting potential PrEP use in pregnancy.
Prostitution in Kenya is widespread. Although prostitution is not criminalised by Federal law, municipal by-laws may prohibit it. Sections and of the Penal Code.