13 teenagers impregnated every hour in Ghana, over 5.5k in 5 years

rates of teenage pregnancy in Ghana
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Ghanaian teenagers have become sexually active, and this is leading to alarming rates of teenage pregnancy. Statistics available to Edulearnweb.com indicates that 13 teenagers get impregnated every one hour in Ghana in the last five years.

Rates of teenage pregnancy in Ghana High

This averaged some 309 girls a day,  9260 teenage pregnancies per month, which translates into 111,115 a year and  555,575  from 2016 to 2020. 

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The statistics provided by the Ghana Health Service District Health Information Management Health System (DHIMS) revealed that over half a million teenagers are on record to have gotten pregnant over the last five years.

Sadly, the ages of the students lie between 10 and 19 years. In a related development, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has suggested measures need to be put in place to give continuous support at the regional, district, and community levels to help reduce and prevent teenage pregnancies.

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The report further called on the need to use the media to support the information dissemination process and education to teenage girls to help prevent teenage pregnancies.

Read: 5 teenage girls impregnated every 4 hours in Ghana in 2019

“Every platform must be used to sensitize and encourage the community to send their children back to school,” the GES stressed.

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