Eastern Region records 25,000 teenage pregnancies in two years

Eastern Region records 25,000 teenage pregnancies in two years

A total of 25,285 teenage girls got pregnant in the Eastern Region in the past two years, the GNA has reported, citing data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Six hundred and sixty-nine of these teenage mothers were aged between 10 and 14 years, the report said.

The Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality is said to have recorded the highest number of pregnancies – over 3,000 - during the period.

Evelyn Owusu-Akyaw, an official of the GHS, is said to have revealed this in a meeting held by the regional child and family welfare policy implementation committee in Koforidua to discuss matters relating to the protection and growth of children.

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She said about 3,000 teenage pregnancies were recorded during the first quarter of this year, adding that the figure could be higher since not everybody would report to the health facilities.

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