Stakeholders are worried over teenage pregnancy in Okere district

Stakeholders are worried over increasing cases of teenage pregnancy in Okere District in Eastern region.

Stakeholders are worried over teenage pregnancy in Okere district
Stakeholders are worried over teenage pregnancy in Okere district

 

The district recorded 14.7% teenage pregnancy cases in 2021 but increased to 17% in 2022

The situation has been linked to rising incidence of sexual and gender based violence cases against young girls in communities in the district however perpetrators are unpunished.

Yaa, an adolescent mother now 18 years was impregnated by her niece while in Junior High School form 2.

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