Over 20,000 teenage pregnancies recorded in Western, Western North and Central regions in 2020
The Western, Western North and Central regions have recorded a total 22,584 teenage pregnancies in the year 2020 only which is very alarming.
According to reports by Joy news, Western North recorded a total of 3,750 pregnancies followed by the Western Region, recording a total of 8,533 pregnancies and Central Region being the highest, recording a total of 10,301 pregnancies.
This figures is not encouraging in the three (3) regions as it seems education and campaigns against the clamping down of the teenage pregnancy endemic have not yielded much results as things keep getting worse.
Meanwhile, the total number of teenage pregnancy in the whole of Ghana in 2020 was 109,888. With 2,865 girls being between the ages 10 and 14 and 107,023 also between the ages of 15 and 19.
According to the regional breakdown, Ashanti region was the highest with 17,802 followed by Eastern, Central, Northern Region, Greater Accra and Western with a total of 47,986.
However, Ahafo Region which recorded the lowest number of preganancies had a total of 2,625.