Focus on Sexual Abstinence to Fight Early Pregnancy Disregards High Incidence of Girls Raped

Brazilian Family Minister, an evangelical pastor, Damares Alves advocates a campaign of sexual abstinence among young people, but clashes with the Ministry of Health's technical discourse.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the one hand, a minister with radical ideas, increasingly popular and with little money. On the other, a minister with plenty of resources and a discreet job, caught up in the flood of daily controversies of Jair Bolsonaro's government.

The campaign for sexual abstinence that Minister Damares Alves intends to launch during the National Week for Pregnancy Prevention in Adolescence, scheduled to take place in the first week of February in partnership with the Ministry of Health, commanded by orthopedic doctor Luiz Henrique Mandetta, has been placing the two ministers on opposite sides.

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