Two Teenage Girls Get Pregnant In Ashaiman Daily
Two teenage girls get pregnant daily within Ashiaman Municipality as the municipality has also recorded 124 teenage pregnancy cases between the January and the February this year. The Municipality also recorded a total of 671 teenage pregnancies cases in 2020, and in 2021 the cases also increased to 793, Ms. Theodora
Okpojah, Sub-Municipal Head Nurse in Amuidjor in the Ashaiman Municipality has revealed. She said Amuidjor has been identified as a community with the highest cases of teenage pregnancy cases municipal statistical data revealed. Ms Okpojah stated at a forum organized by the Ghana Federation of the Urban Poor(GHAFUP) in
collaboration with the United Nations- Habit (UN-Habit) and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) to climax the celebration of the International Women’s Day 2022. Speaking on the topic; Sexual and reproductive health, teenage pregnancy and family planning, she highlighted the rate at which teenage
pregnancy was increasing in Ashaiman and called for urgent intervention.She urged parents and guardians to build relationships with their teenage children to enable them to have a friendly band to discuss adolescent sexual growth. She, therefore, encouraged parents and guardians to deepen their friendly relationships with
their teenage wards.She pleaded with parents to be watchful and mindful of the kind of friends’ their teenage girls associate with and also try to school them on sex education at home. Okpojah encouraged teenage girls and mothers that if they do not want unwanted pregnancies which may lead to abortion, then the best way was to totally abstain from sexual activities, use protection, or walk into a registered hospital for family planning.