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Ashanti region recorded the highest teenage pregnancy rate in 2020.

Teenage pregnancy is a long standing issue in the Ghana which has proved incredible difficult to tackle. The recent statistical release by the Ghana Health service depicts another significant surge in teenage pregnancy cases. Ashanti region emerged the region with the highest teenage pregnancy rate with whopping 17,802 cases in 2020. The Ashanti region was followed by the Eastern and Central, who recorded 10,865 and 10,301 respectively. Take a look at the statistical breakdown.

The disheartening rise in teenage pregnancy for 2020 has been attributed to the prolonged closure of schools last year, which was overly necessary following the frightening spread of the Covid-19 virus. The country spent some months in lock down which surprisingly became an opportunity for some insolent teenagers. A number of teenagers have dropped out of school as a result. 

However, the numbers are expected to reduce in 2021 if the country experiences no significant interruptions like it did in 2020.

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