Teenage pregnancy is highly recorded in Ghana and it is becoming an issue of concern as far as general health and well-being are concerned. Gone at the days when many people did not have much education on teenage pregnancy and its complications; but now that the ministry of health through the district health agencies are throwing more light on it, the cases are escalating.
Ghana Health Service has released the 2020 teenage pregnancy chart and it is overwhelming. Within one year, there has been over 100,000 cases and it is quite disturbing these figures are coming from girls who are teenagers and in their school going age. Despite the education in schools and communities, the cases are still going higher beyond measures.
What might have been the reason, or is it that the education has not gone down well with them? According to the data, girls between 15 to 19 years recorded higher and most of the cases are from Ashanti Region. Ashanti is leading with 17,802, followed by Eastern with 10,865 and Central 10,301. Greater Accra is 5th with 9,018. Aside pregnancies, there are also STI's which there is the possibility of contracting during unprotected intercourse. There must be special awareness programmes to educate girls at both the rural and urban sectors to be able to prevent early pregnancies since it comes with many risk factors.
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