Dr James Boakye Fordjour, an Obstetric Gynecologist has warned young women against skin bleaching, saying the practice destroys the melanin content in the skin and cause skin and related body cancers. The melanin content, he explained was a black substance contained in the skin which protects it from sunlight and other poisonous elements that might infiltrate the body through the skin. Dr Fordjour gave the advice when speaking at a health seminar held in Sunyani and organized by the Mid-West Ghana Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church for young women in the church. Topics treated during the seminar on the theme “beauty for Christ” included - dangers of skin bleaching and beauty and skin care. Dr Fordjour who is a gynecologist at the Regional Hospital in Sunyani advised women to keep their natural complexion and beauty and refrain from body “make-ups” to remain healthy particularly during their old age. Pastor Paul Twumasi Danquah, President of the Midwest Ghana Conference advised the youth against sexual promiscuity, and “honour God with their bodies”. He observed that uncontrolled use of the social media was contributing to moral decay and acts of immorality among the youth, and advised the church to use the social media wisely to intensify evangelism and win souls for the Kingdom of God. Pastor Danquah told the youngsters what they read and watch on the social media influenced and impact on their thinking pattern, and cautioned them against watching pornographic on the internet and rather spent their leisure hours in reading the Bible and Christian literatures. Mr Yaw Ofori-Amanfo, the Head of the Centre for Technological Education and Training (CTET) at the Ghana Technology University advised parents to be responsible towards the holistic development and proper upbringing of their children. He observed that though social media had advantages, if not controlled it numerous disadvantages could ruin the future of the youth.
Source: WatchGhana.Com/k peprah