Teenage pregnancies on the rise on Central Region

Teenage pregnancies on the rise on Central Region

- The Central region has recorded over 4000 cases of teenage pregnancy

- MP for Komenda has attributed the development largely to farmers

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It has emerged that close to over five thousand cases of teenage pregnancies were recorded in the Central Region.

Teenage pregnancies on the rise on Central Region

Teenage pregnancies on the rise on Central Region

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Reports by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem, Samuel Atta Mills, show that most of these cases (precisely 4682) were among girls between the ages of 13 to 15.

The parliamentarian has revealed that the farming largely contributed to these surging rates as the number of farmers accounted for 986.

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Teenage pregnancy continues to be one of the major challenges faced the Central Region as pregnant girls are said to not only have dropped out of school but also faced stigma from family and friends.

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