Chief Alhassan Amadu, the Northern Regional Director of the National Population Council, has said rising cases of infertility in the country are not medically induced but as a result of wrong sexual positions adopted by couples.
Chief Amadu, a former tutor at the Tamale Nurses and Midwifery Training College, said sexual positions such as hanging up, woman on top of man amongst others weakened the ability of the sperm to travel to its rightful destination to fertilize a woman’s egg to cause pregnancy.
He said this when addressing a seminar on relationships and reproductive health in Tamale on Monday, organised by the Women Commissioner’s Office of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale Campus.
The seminar, which was sponsored by the Ghana Developing Communities Association, an NGO amongst other institutions, formed part of initiatives of the Women Commissioner’s Office aimed at helping to find solutions to challenges facing ladies at the university.
Chief Amadu said different sexual positions might be a source of excitement for couples but could not guarantee them pregnancy.
He, therefore, advised that women should lie in a supine position to keep them in an anatomical level during sexual intercourse to ensure pregnancy.
He also cautioned against too much sex saying it rendered the sperm immature to impregnate a woman.
Chief Amadu said there was the need for safe motherhood and appealed to women to seek early medical attention when pregnant.
He also cautioned women not to allow men to fondle as well as suck their breasts anyhow because it could cause cancer.
Mr Nuhu Musah, Northern Regional Coordinator of the Technical Support Unit of the Ghana AIDS Commission, said HIV and AIDS prevalence among the youth in the country was decreasing but at a slower rate.
He said in 2013, the percentage of youth in country infected with HIV and AIDS was 1.2, down from 1.4 per cent in 2012.
Maame Abena Ntow Oduro, Women’s Commissioner of the Tamale Campus of UDS, said her office would continue to undertake programmes that would seek to improve the welfare of the ladies of the university.