PREVENTION OF BABY DUMPING Child is a priceless gift from Allah SWT but some children are viewed as problems to be thrown away rather than gifts to be treasured. There are some steps that can prevent this problem from early stage and also how to solve the problem of baby dumping. * Sexuality Education To prevent baby dumping, it is therefore is necessary to educate individuals about sexuality. We support age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education, and recommends that schools and communities provide comprehensive sexuality education to all teenagers and families.
An issue that must be focusing is about the prohibition of close proximity between men and women as Prophet Muhammad SAW said ‘Whoever believes in Allah and the last day must never be in proximity with a woman without there being a mahram with her, for otherwise shaitan (iblis) will be the third person (with them). ” * Families and communities role Parents especially must be made aware of the essential of their roles in promoting good moral and religious values and standard of conduct.
Parents should also supervise their children’s activities inside or outside home, know who they are mixing with and advise them to find a good company. Teenagers who experiencing unwanted pregnancies must receive support and advices to avoid shame and also mental depression. * Mass Media Mass media also is one of the ways to prevent baby from being abandoned. It is the best way to communicate and educate teenagers.
It all about how to protect themselves and give useful knowledge to avoid from them from involve in anything that can lead them to this problem.
Besides that, the suitable sex therapists or psychologist could be presenters on sex education programme. The media also should prevent the easy access to immoral material in the internet that can poison the teenager’s mind that can lead them to this problem. * The Government role The government also must involve overcoming this problem from step by step and taking this matter seriously.
Baby hatch is indeed good way to help single mother who cannot afford to take care the baby and nowadays ‘Sekolah Harapan’ or School of has already been opened for person who involved in unwanted pregnancy. ‘Sekolah Harapan’ is a school that offer continued education that can lead to a brighter future for the pregnant teens as well as their unborn babies. In this school, they provide the academic, religious and moral classes run by Malacca Islamic Department. They also offer proper post-natal and pre-natal medical care for them.
Even though there are some people protests about this school as such a school may encourage pregnancies out-of-wedlock but where the babies are concern, this seems to be one option that can stop the baby dumping and save the lives of those innocent babies as one of the objective of shariah (maqasid shariah) is to protect the life and lineage. Furthermore, this school provide such education to the young mother in hope that they can change and be responsible human beings. Why don’t we give them chance to change as they also deserve a second chance. Having sex after marriage is safer and it can reduce the abortion and baby dumping rate. It also helps us to be more responsible and not to have sex just to satisfy our lust” EFFECTS OF BABY DUMPING Effect on individual * Health: Risk of death due to bleeding caused by improper way on delivering the baby and taking medicine to abort the baby without consult with the doctor. This may lead to mental and emotion depression. * Education: Those who involve in this problem may be expelled from the school. They cannot continue to study and this may affect their future. Mental pressure: After finding out that their children is pregnant out-of-wedlock, the parents feel disgrace and started to ask them to leave the family rather than giving them a moral support. Effect on infants * The baby may face difficulties in growing up without a proper care. They feel unwanted and unloved and these can lead to depression. They also have problem to form strong relationship with others because of confidence lacking. Effect on society * Community hate people who dump his or her baby in the trash and leave them to death. This brings negative views in society.