‘It’s unfair’: Pearl Modiadie

South African media personality Pearl Modiadie. Image via Instagram @pearlmodiadie.

‘It’s unfair’: Pearl Modiadie on contraceptives for nine-year-olds

While 600 girls aged nine to 10 gave birth in 2020, Pearl Modiadie does not approve of subjecting minors to contraceptives.

‘It’s unfair’: Pearl Modiadie

South African media personality Pearl Modiadie. Image via Instagram @pearlmodiadie.

South African media personality Pearl Modiadie expressed that she is not in favour of minor children being put on contraceptives via a tweet on Sunday 14 November. 

PEARL MODIADIE SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON CONTRACEPTIVES 

The former Metro FM presenter took to Twitter to share her disapproval of contraceptives for minors. She says it is “unfair” to alter the quality of life and mental health of a child by subjecting them to contraceptives at a young age.

“What’s this about 9 year olds being put on contraceptives? (stompies on TL) It’s unfair to have any child’s quality of life & mental health deteriorated by being subjected to all those hormones with intolerable side effects!” wrote Pearl in a tweet.

She went on to say that she would not go on contraceptives again because of her previous experiences.

“I’ve sworn to never put myself through that again!,” she continued. 

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TWEEPS: ‘BABIES ARE HAVING BABIES’

Stats SA revealed 600 girls between the ages of nine and 10 gave birth in 2020. This sparked the conversation of contraceptives, rape and sex on Twitter. 

A Tweep replied to Pearl’s tweet saying “babies are having babies.” Therefore, the minors need contraceptives. 

“Article ‘600+ girls between 9 and 10 years gave birth in SA.’ A doctor suggests these are not all rapes, some ‘are teenagers experimenting’ with sex. We should consider giving them contraceptives 😭💔 Babies having babies,babies being raped! The girl child must ‘prevent’😭💔,” wrote @HinaIngrid.

However, the media personality did not agree. She feels there needs to be an investigation on who is having sex with these minors and who are raping them and fix that instead. This is because the young girls are not impregnating themselves.

“They’re not even teenagers!! Why are we not questioning who they are having sex with or who is raping them so that we fix that instead?! They’re not getting themselves pregnant!!” replied Pearl. 

The media personality added that contraceptives feel like “poison” in your body. 

Pearl Modiadie is currently suing the SABC for sexual harassment. She accused her former boss Anthony Soglo of passing inappropriate sexual overtones in an email addressed to her in November 2019.