Juliana Aba Quaye, a Gender Advocate in Eastern region has become worried for the fact that the rate oearly marriage in Eastern region has risen up to 23%. Most teenagers in the region behave as adults for the fact that they engage in what adults do.
According to the Gender Advocate, most teenagers are into premarital sex and as such there has been a lot of teenage pregnancy in the region. Most of the students in the Junior High School engage in early sex because most parents cannot afford to provide basic needs to their children. This problem has increased the the rate of teenage pregnancy in the region.
Mrs. Juliana is calling upon the public to put their best to avoid early marriage. To her, government is doing his possible best to bring policies that will curtail the problem. In Ghana, the Overall early marriage rate is 19%.
The Gender Advocates concluded by calling all stakeholders to come to the fight against early marriage.
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